Comatose Schumacher`s condition `improves slightly` than before

ANI| Last Updated: Jan 07, 2014, 09:52 AM IST

Johannesburg: The condition of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who has been in a medically-induced coma since his skiing accident eight days ago, has reportedly `improved slightly` than before.

Schumacher remains in a critical condition in hospital since the accident on December 29 in the French ski resort of Meribel, which left him with life-threatening injuries.

According to Sport24, however, a source said that there are small signs of improvement and the seven-time world champion`s family and friends hope that he will pull through.

Earlier, doctors treating Schumacher said that he remained in a stable but critical condition, adding that he is being constantly monitored as he receives medical treatment.

Meanwhile, the report mentioned that investigators are focusing on the retired racer`s speed when he fell and slammed his head on a rock on a small off-piste section, and are also examining whether the safety releases on Schumacher`s skis operated properly in a probe aimed at determining responsibility for the accident .