Michael Schumacher in coma after skiing accident

Article by Christian A., on December 30, 2013

Legendary Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher is now in a coma after suffering severe head injuries in an off-piste skiing accident in the French Alps resort of Meribel. He was wearing a helmet when he fell and hit his head on a rock. He reportedly was skiing with his 14-year-old son Mick.

While early reports suggested that Schumacher driver's injuries were not serious, the university hospital in Grenoble where he was admitted said in a statement that 44-year old racing icon suffered a severe head injury with coma on arrival, “which required immediate neurosurgical intervention.” The hospital added that Schumacher remains in a critical situation. Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm confirmed the hospital's statement.

Local newspaper Dauphine Libere reported that Schumacher’s “state of health” has worsened and his condition is considered life-threatening. Citing hospital sources, French-language media reported that Schumacher suffered a brain hemorrhage despite being able to regain consciousness after the accident.

"The fact that they undertook something almost immediately, that he was admitted to the surgical unit, suggests that something very serious has happened," Chris Chandler, a London neurosurgeon, is quoted by the Guardian as saying. Professor Gerard Saillant, a close friend of Schumacher, rushed from Paris to assist with the treatment.

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