NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 7:49 AM
Michael Schumacher was a keen skier before his 2013 accident. He is pictured here in 2000.
Michael Schumacher’s family still live in “hope” that he will make a full recovery from his injuries, a close friend has revealed.
The Formula One legend has been under constant medical care since he suffered severe head trauma in a skiing accident in December 2013.
Now, close friend Ross Brawn has said that he pays frequent visits to Schumacher as he continues his recovery at his home in Switzerland.
“We just keep praying every day that he’ll recover to a stage where…it’s slow, but there’s always hope,” he said, according to Mirror Online. I do keep in touch [with Schumacher’s family], but we try and keep a balance of going to see him against calling, and not being a pain. I’ve been to see him a few times. Corinna, his wife, calls me occasionally and keeps me updated.”
The seven-time F1 champion is being cared for at home by a 15-person medical team, who provide him with round-the-clock attention.
Brawn ran the Ferrari team during Schumacher’s dominance of the sport, and was the technical director for the Benetton team where Schumacher won his first two world titles.
Schumacher’s accident happened on a family vacation in December 2013 as he was skiing with his teenage son at the Meribel resort in the French Alps.
As he fell, he hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet.
Doctors operated to remove blood clots from his brain, but some were left because they were too deeply embedded.
Although he emerged from a coma six months later, the full details of his current condition remain unknown as he continues his recovery.
In November 2014, it was reported that Schumacher was “paralysed and in a wheelchair” and that he “cannot speak and has memory problems”.