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Doctors reportedly delay plans to end Schumacher coma

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One month to the day since the skiing accident in which he suffered serious head injuries, doctors treating Michael Schumacher reportedly have decided to delay plans to end his medically induced coma.

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The seven-time world champion has remained in "stable" condition at the University Hospital of Grenoble in France, where he was transported following the accident on Dec. 29. Germany's Rheinische Post newspaper reported Wednesday that its sources indicated that the German's team of doctors wanted to begin to slowly bring him out of the coma this week, but that plan has now been put on hold in order to allow more time for the brain to heal.

There has been no formal update on Schumacher's condition from his family's management team since its call, 11 days ago, for media members to leave the hospital and to avoid speculation about his condition.

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"We still don't know what shape he will be in when he wakes up, which is awful for his family and friends," fellow countryman and former F1 rival Sebastian Vettel told the UK's Express at the pre-season F1 test at Jerez. "I am still in shock, but hoping the miracle happens and he can be the same guy he was before."

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