"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.
Schumacher, 45, slammed his head on a rock while skiing
off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel on December 29.
The seven-times world champion has been in a stable but critical
condition since then in a hospital in the eastern French city of
Grenoble where doctors started lowering his sedation at the end
of January to wake him up from an artificial coma.
"It was clear from the start that this will be a long and hard
fight," Kehm said.
"Michael has suffered severe injuries. It is very hard to
comprehend for all of us that Michael, who had overcome a lot of precarious situations in the past, has been hurt so terribly in
such a banal situation."
(Reporting by Mark John and Brian Love;
editing by James Regan)
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