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The past nine months have been grueling for Schumacher’s fans around the world and especially hard on the family and close friends – but we finally get another piece of good news: the acclaimed Formula 1 driver will return home.

Last week German weekly Bunte, reporting from sources close to the rehabilitation clinic, claimed that the motorsport legend would finally be able to go home and return to his mansion on the shore of Lake Geneva by this Christmas.

Yesterday, Sabine Kehm, the manager of the 45-year-old former Mercedes and Ferrari driver said that Schumacher’s comeback would be made “henceforth.”

“Considering the severe injuries he suffered, progress has been made in the past weeks and months,” said an official statement. “There is still, however, a long and difficult road ahead. We would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team at CHUV Lausanne [university hospital of Lausanne] for their thorough and competent work.”

According to the Bunte report – citing persons inside the rehabilitation clinic, insisted that the iconic driver still needs “constant assistance throughout the day”, as his “motor, language and memory skills” are still impaired and not fully recovered. Unfortunately, Kehm also added yesterday that “massive changes in his health status” (e.g. a bettering condition) were not among the reasons that lead to the decision to let Schumacher go home.