Grand Prix great Michael Schumacher has left a hospital in Lausanne to continue his rehabilitation from life threatening injuries at his family home, according to a statement released by his management.
The exact condition of Schumacher remains unclear as his family maintain its privacy following his freak skiing accident in France that left him with severe brain injuries on December 29 last year.
The 45-year-old had shown progress enough for medical staff at the University Hospital in Lausanne to allow him to return home near Lake Geneva.
A brief family statement read: “Henceforth, Michael’s rehabilitation will take place at his home.
“Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months.
“There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead.
“We would like extend our gratitude to the entire team at CHUV Lausanne for their thorough and competent work.
“We ask that the privacy of Michael’s family continue to be respected, and that speculations about his state of health are avoided.”
The news is the first official development in his plight after it was announced in June that he was no longer in a coma which led to him being transferred from a hospital in Grenoble, France, to Switzerland.