Schumacher Cannot Walk, German Court Told

first_imgThe magazine had reported last Christmas that the seven-time world champion could walk again.But Mr Damm said that Schumacher, 47, “cannot walk” more than two and a half years after the accident.Bunte had quoted a source at the end of last year as saying that Schumacher could manage some steps with the help of therapists and could raise an arm.At the time, Schumacher’s agent, Sabine Kehm, released a statement denying the story, saying: “Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true.“Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important. Unfortunately they also give false hopes to many involved people.”Schumacher suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in France in 2013.He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months before being transferred to his home in Switzerland to continue his treatment.Very little is known of the sports icon’s recovery as his family has strongly protected his privacy.In February, his former boss at Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, said: “I have news and unfortunately it is not good.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A lawyer for Michael Schumacher has told a court in Germany that the former Formula 1 world champion “cannot walk” following his skiing injury.Felix Damm was detailing the extent of Schumacher’s injuries in a lawsuit against German magazine, Bunte.last_img read more

NBA trade deadline: Wizards send Otto Porter Jr. to Bulls in exchange for Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis

first_imgParker has been in and out of the Bulls’ rotation recently and the team had reportedly been looking to move him. The fifth-year veteran signed a one-year, $20 million deal with the Bulls this summer. The contract also includes a $20 million team option for next season.Portis had spent all four of his NBA seasons with the Bulls. He’s tallying career highs in points (14.1) and rebounds (7.3) per game in 2018-19. OFFICIAL: we’ve finalized a trade with the Wizards.Full details: https://t.co/rg5bmMTGJw— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 7, 2019Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said in late January the team was “not trading” Porter. But, star guard John Wall ruptured his left Achilles tendon earlier this week while recovering from a December heel surgery. He’s expected to be out for most of next season. Porter has averaged 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in 29 minutes per game this season. He has shot 36.9 percent from 3-point range.Porter has two seasons — which includes a player option in 2020-21 — remaining on the four-year, $104 million contract he signed in July 2017. Otto Porter Jr. is heading to Chicago.The Wizards have agreed to send the 25-year-old forward to the Bulls, the teams announced Wednesday. Washington will receive forwards Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis, along with a second-round pick, in the deal.last_img read more