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Michael Schumacher showing "encouraging" signs, according to Ross Brawn

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Former Mercedes boss Ross Brawn has claimed that racing legend Michael Schumacher is showing "encouraging" signs of recovery, after the former World Champion suffered a freak accident while skiing.

Very few updates have been provided since the incident in December 2013, when the former Ferrari driver suffered serious head injuries.

Having been put into a medically induced coma immediately after the incident, it was later reported in March 2014 that the 47-year-old was in stable condition. 

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In September of that year, the German returned to his home in Geneva to continue his recovery. 

However, in September of this year, Schumacher's lawyer Felix Damm confirmed that the racer was unable to walk, squashing several rumors that suggested otherwise. 

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That was the whole extent of the updates, after which, there have been very little. 

Brawn explained in an interview with BBC: "The family have chosen to conduct Michael's convalescence in private and I must respect that. 

"There are encouraging signs and we are all praying every day that we see more of them. So it is difficult for me to say very much and respect the family's privacy."

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He added: "All I would say is there is a lot of speculation about Michael's condition. Most of it is wrong and we just pray and hope every day that we continue to see some progress and that  one day we can see Michael out and about and recovered from his terrible injuries."

This piece of news will come as a relief to many of Schumacher's fans and others alike. 

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