Michael Schumacher "shows moments of consciousness and awakening", according to the latest statement from his manager.

Doctors have been trying to wake Schumacher from a medically induced coma since the end of January, with Schumacher having sustained serious head injuries during a skiing accident on December 29. While statements from his manager Sabine Kehm have been fewer and far between as the waking up process continues, the latest released on Friday offers some positive news on Schumacher's condition.

"Michael is making progress on his way," the statement read. "He shows moments of consciousness and awakening. We are on his side during this long and difficult fight, together with the team of the hospital in Grenoble, and we keep remaining confident."

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Kehm also wrote that there would be no specific details on Schumacher's situation, asking that the media continue to respect his family's privacy.

"We would like to thank you all for the continuous sympathies. At the same time we again ask for understanding that we do not intend to disclose details. This is necessary to protect the privacy of Michael and his family, and to enable the medical team to work in full calmness."