Report: Michael Schumacher's brain injury caused by helmet-mounted GoPro

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Report: Michael Schumacher's Brain Injury Caused By GoPro

Michael Schumacher's devastating brain injuries were reportedly caused by a head camera.

The Formula 1 driver suffered the traumatic injuries during a skiing accident in the French Alps last year. He was wearing a

GoPro camera on his helmet, according to a French journalist who is speaking with the family.

Investigators believe the camera mount might have caused the helmet to shatter on impact when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

Schumacher spent six months in a medically-induced coma and his family says he's waking up slowly in the medical suite installed at his home in Switzerland.

Doctors also said that the 45-year-old has made progress but it is still unclear how much of a recovery is possible.


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Report: Michael Schumacher's brain injury caused by helmet-mounted GoPro
FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 file photo, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany speeds down a course in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Schumacher is in this Italian Alps ski resort for the yearly meeting between Ferrari drivers and the press. Two minutes of footage from a camera on Michael Schumacher's ski helmet showed the Formula One great was clearly skiing off a groomed trail when he lost his balance and crashed, leaving him with critical head injuries, investigators said Wednesday Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
View taken Tuesday Jan. 7, 2014 of French Alps ski resort of Meribel, and the rocks between the slopes where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured his head during a ski accident. Schumacher has been in a medically induced coma in the Grenoble hospital since Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, when he struck his head on a rock while on a family vacation. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
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