Manager: Schumacher Has Moments of Consciousness

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The manager for retired Formula One star Michael Schumacher says he now "shows moments of consciousness and awakening," more than three months after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident. (April 4)

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Paris, France - 5 October 2004

1. Various shots of Michael Schumacher waving to fans as he's driven along in open-topped Ferrari along Place de la Concorde

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Meribel, France - 7 January 2014

2. Still of French Alp ski resort where Schumacher got injured

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Grenoble, France - 29 December 2013

3. Vehicle approaching entrance to hospital Emergencies department

4. Close of sign reading (French) "Emergencies"

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Grenoble, France - 5 January 2014

5. Still photo of hospital where Schumacher is being treated

6. Still photo of giant banner being held up in honor of Schumacher outside hospital

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Paris, France - 5 October 2004

8. Various shots of Michael Schumacher waving to fans as he's driven along in open-topped Ferrari along Place de la Concorde

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VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

THE MANAGER FOR RETIRED FORMULA ONE STAR MICHAEL SCHUMACHER (SHOO'-mah-kur) SAYS HE IS HAVING MOMENTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER THREE MONTHS IN A COMA.

SCHUMACHER FELL WHILE SKIING IN FRANCE AT THE END OF DECEMBER.

THE 45-YEAR-OLD HIT THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS HEAD ON A ROCK, CRACKING HIS HELMET.

DOCTORS OPERATED TO REMOVE BLOOD CLOTS FROM HIS BRAIN, BUT SOME WERE LEFT BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO DEEPLY EMBEDDED.

SCHUMACHER'S CONDITION STABILISED AFTER HE WAS PLACED IN A MEDICAL-INDUCED COMA.

IN LATE JANUARY, DOCTORS TREATING HIM IN THE FRANCE BEGAN THE PROCESS OF WITHDRAWING SEDATIVES TO TRY AND WAKE HIM UP.

SCHUMACHER RETIRED FROM FORMULA ONE IN 2012 AFTER WINNING AN UNMATCHED SEVEN WORLD TITLES.

SUZANNE YEE GAFFNEY /Associated Press

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