Stricken Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher ‘is fighting new lung infection’

Posted: March 11, 2014 by kirisyko in Formula1, Injuries, Motor, News

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Fresh fears about the health of stricken Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher emerged today.

The seven-time world champion has contracted a lung infection – thought to be pneumonia – while in a coma following a skiing accident, it was reported.

Doctors are treating the infection with powerful antibiotics although it is not known how dangerous the infection is, sources have told German newspaper Bild.

It is understood the 45-year-old contracted the infection last week at University Hospital in Grenoble, France, where he has been treated for the past six weeks.

Schumacher’s spokeswoman Sabine Kehm would not comment on what she described as ‘speculation’.

She said: ‘As always, my answer is: announcements about Schumacher’s health status that are not done by his official doctors or by his management need to be treated as speculation’.

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