Michael Schumacher is reportedly no longer bedridden and is being trasported to a Dallas hospital to see a brain specialist. Pictured: A man takes a photograph of Scuderia Ferrari's supporters as they hold a banner that reads, 'Keep fighting Schumi ' referring to former F1 legend Michael Schumacher, severely injured in December 2013 in a skiing accident in France, at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 4, 2014 ahead of the Italian Formula One Grand Prix on September 7. Getty Images/Giuseppe Cacace

Michael Schumacher's health status remains uncertain, but several sources have claimed that the F1 racing legend has been making progress. The latest word on the racing legend is that he is no longer bedridden or relying on any tubes, perhaps the best news yet for the 49-year-old race car driver.

Word of his latest condition comes from German publication Bravo. Further, Schumacher has reportedly been moved to a clinic in Dallas, Texas that specializes in treating brain injuries. This bit of news comes weeks before Schumacher turns 50 on Jan. 3.

While this may be taken as good news, questions still surround its authenticity. The Schumachers have been known to keep their professional and private lives separate, which is why updates on the former racer’s health status have been scarce since that final accident back in 2013, reported.

Several personalities have given updates on Schumacher’s condition through the years. The latest comes from German Archbishop Georg Ganswein, someone close to the family. According to him, Michael is able to sense the people around him and that the former racer’s face has become a little fuller. Other than that, Schumi looks pretty much the same as he did when his throng of fans last saw him.

Dec. 29 will mark the fifth year since Schumacher got critically injured from a skiing accident. He hit his head on a rock while skiing with his son, Mick, in the French Alps.

Since undergoing a couple of life-saving operations, Schumacher has been holed up in his home in Gland near Lake Geneva in Switzerland. His medical bills have been racking up, roughly spending 50,000 pounds per week.

With expenses piling up, various reports claiming that the Schumachers are in need of financial aid have come out every now and then. That includes his wife Corinna selling their £25 million ($31.6 million) holiday home reportedly because her husband may never fully recover from his brain injury, the Daily Mail reported.

Schumacher spent months in a coma and has been surrounded by medical personnel round the clock. Physicians claimed that he has made little progress and remains immobile and unable to speak.

Just last month, Schumacher’s official spokesperson Sabine Kehm issued a rare statement in reaction to a poster created to celebrate Schumi’s colorful career. Apparently, Kehm was delighted with the poster, which showed Schumacher driving his 2000 Ferrari to victory on his way to his first title with the Italian racing giant.

“This is a stunning way to celebrate Michael's iconic career and by the way a very beautiful poster," Kehm said in that report from the Daily Star.