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Racing stars have offered their best wishes to Michael Schumacher after the former Formula 1 champion left hospital in Grenoble after awaking from a coma.
F1 drivers Jenson Button and Nico Hulkenberg, along with double MotoGP motorcycling champion Casey Stoner were among those offering their support to the German.
A leading neurosurgeon has warned that it is "extremely unlikely" that Michael Schumacher will make a full recovery, even though he has now woken up from a coma.
Tipu Aziz, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Oxford said the driver was likely to be "better than he was" but because he had been in a coma so long "a full recovery is extremely unlikely".
"The fact he was in a coma for so long ... we can assume that he has had quite a bad injury. People don't tend to make a full recovery from that sort of injury," Professor Aziz added.
Former Formula One Champion Michael Schumancher has been admitted to hospital in Switzerland, his spokesman said.
Earlier, his family said he had left hospital in France and was going to continue his "long phase of rehabilitation".
The family of Michael Schumacher said he has left Grenoble hospital and is no longer in a coma, and will now begin his long journey of rehabilitation.
In a statement, the family thanked his doctors and medical team, and the many members of the public who wished him well. They said they were "sure" the good wishes helped him.
Michael Schumacher's agent has confirmed he has woken from a coma and left the Grenoble hospital where he was being treated.
Former Formula One Champion Michael Schumacher has left hospital in France, and is no longer in a coma, a spokeswoman said.