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Comatose Michael Schumacher reportedly contracts lung infection

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Comatose Michael Schumacher reportedly contracts lung infection

Michael Schumacher has contracted a lung infection while in a medically-induced coma at Grenoble hospital in France, the German daily newspaper Bild reports.

The former Formula 1 star has been hospitalised since an off-piste ski accident in the Alps on December 29. His head hit a rock in the fall, causing what doctors call a “severe” head trauma, requiring the German to be put in a medically-induced coma.

Bild claims, without quoting sources, that the consequences of the lung infection on the health of the 45-year-old are unpredictable.

Sabine Khem, Schumacher family’s spokesperson, told Bild she declined to comment on “speculation.”

At the end of January, Schumacher’s medical team had started a process to wake him up, although were unable to predict how long that would take. Doctor’s treating Schumacher have already had to deny some unfounded reports of his death on social media.

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