Michael Schumacher's Lawyer Denies Claim That Injured Racer Can Walk

Michael Schumacher

GETTY HERO Schumacher won seven F1 titles

Schumacher's family is suing German magazine Bunte, which ran a "front-page" report previous year claiming the F1 ace was up and walking with the assistance of his carers.

Michael Schumacher's lawyer Felix Damm has given the clearest update on the current health situation of the F1 legend following the tragic injuries suffered in a 2013 skiing accident.

The extent of the former Formula 1 world champion's injuries were revealed during court proceedings against German magazine, Bunte.

His manager Sabine Kehm was quick to deny the claims from the magazine and suggested the way Bunte had acted was "irresponsible".

Back in 2013, Schumacher was involved in a skiing accident that left him with severe brain injuries that he, along with his family, are still dealing with at the moment.

In a court hearing in Germany, Damm simply said, "He can not walk".

A cover story in the German magazine Bunte claimed that Schumacher could walk again - but Damm strongly denied the star had made such a miraculous recovery.

Schumacher was put under a medically-induced coma until June 2014.

'He manages to make a couple of steps.

In proceedings against a German magazine, Schumacher's lawyer, Felix Damm, said: "He can not walk". He could also apparently raise his arm.

Being was one of the most successful drivers in the entire league of Ferrari, Schumacher suffered only one accident in his entire career, in 1999, and even that was the league's fault. I'm sure that thanks to his determination; which will be crucial, he will come out from this very, very hard situation'. Die Bunte declined comment when contacted by CNN.

Schumacher will turn 48 on January 3.

The trial is expected to conclude in October.

"Life is unusual. He was a fantastic driver and only had one accident with Ferrari in 1999", he said.

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