Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury in a skiing accident and has been transported to a hospital in Grenoble, France.
Schumacher was skiing in the Alps resort of Meribel when the accident occurred that caused the 44-year-old driver to hit his head on a rock. Schumacher was wearing a helmet when the accident happened and according to initial reports was conscious afterwards.
According to early reports, Schumacher suffered a “relatively serious” head injury but his life is not in danger.
“We ask for understanding that we cannot give running updates on his condition. He wore a helmet and was not alone,” said Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm.
Schumacher is the most successful F1 driver of all time with a record 91 victories and seven World Championships.
Four years ago he suffered both head and neck injuries in a motorcycle accident in Spain.
UPDATE: According to a statement released by the University Hospital Center of Grenoble (the hospital where he was admitted), Schumacher was in a coma when he arrived. He underwent emergency brain surgery and is currently in a coma.
[Source: USA Today]