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 .