'Small, encouraging signs' in Schumacher condition - agent

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 12, 2014 4:04 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - There are small signs of encouragement in Michael Schumacher's condition but the former Formula 1 star still faces a long fight to recover after suffering brain damage in a skiing accident, his agent said on Wednesday.

"We are and remain confident that Michael will pull through and will wake up," his agent and spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said in a written statement.

"There sometimes are small, encouraging signs, but we also know that this is the time to be very patient," she added.

(Reporting by Mark John; Editing by James Regan)