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Michael Schumacher

Schumacher's former manager: 'No hope of seeing him again'

On December 29th it will be 10 years since the seven-time World Champion suffered an accident while skiing. His former manager has spoken to German media about the aftermath of the tragic event.

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Michael Schumacher's long time manager Willi Weber has spoken out about the seven-time World Champion, following his skiing accident 10 years ago.

In December 2013, Schumacher went skiing with his son Mick, when he fell and hit his head on a rock. Despite wearing a helmet, he sustained a serious head injury and had to be taken to hospital in Grenoble for treatment.

He was placed into a medically induced coma to help reduce swelling in his brain, before being transferred to the university hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Schumacher was brought out of the coma in May 2014, but has not been seen in public since, with his family protective of Schumacher's condition.

Speaking in a recent interview with EXPRESS.de, Weber described the aftermath of the accident.

“I mourned like a dog after the accident,” said Weber.

"When I think of Michael now, unfortunately I no longer have any hope that I will see him again, without positive news after ten years."

Weber: The book is the final line for me

Weber published a book titled 'Gasoline in the Blood' in German, in which he also spoke about the accident.

"It was not easy to confront it again. But I wanted to do that. The book is supposed to be a final line for me," he said.

Weber admits that he did not visit the 91-time Grand Prix when he was in hospital, which is something he regrets.

"Of course I regret it a lot, and I blame myself. I should have visited Michael in the hospital. It hits me incredibly hard, as you can imagine.

“Even three or four years later, people who recognised me kept asking me: 'How is Michael?' Then I stopped trying to explain and thought: 'Why doesn't anyone ask how I'm doing?' It was clear to me: this is the end. I have to put this out of my head."

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