Schumi's health still uncertain
There are fears that Michael Schumacher may need to once again be put in a medically induced coma.
There are fears that Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher may need to once again be put in a medically induced coma if doctors find he hasn't yet recovered enough to wake up on his own.
On Thursday, doctors confirmed they've started reducing the sedation that's kept the former world champion in the induced coma since his skiing accident last month.
Dr Clemens Pahl, a brain trauma expert, has warned that if Schumacher isn't strong enough to wake up on his own, doctors might need to reconsider their approach.
Pahl says if Schumacher is brought out of his induced coma it will be important to determine if he's aware of his surroundings and can respond to basic commands, and perform straight forward tasks like moving his fingers.
The racing star's manager, Sabine Kehm, has confirmed that high sedation is being reduced to allow the start of the waking up process.
Experts further warn that it will be months before Schumacher's prognosis becomes clear and that lasting brain damage is a serious possibility.