Michael Schumacher in coma, 'critical' after ski accident

Michael Schumacher was "suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation", the hospital in the southeast French city of Grenoble said in a statement.

updated: December 30, 2013 17:28 IST
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Grenoble, France: Michael Schumacher in coma, 'critical' after ski accidentMichael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion, was in a critical condition on Monday after suffering severe brain trauma in a skiing accident in the French Alps, doctors said.

(Update: Schumacher has been put in artificial coma, say doctors | Wouldn't have survived without helmet)

The German racing legend, who turns 45 on Friday, had been skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son in the upmarket Meribel resort when he fell and hit his head on a rock. (Related: Schumacher haunted by love of speed and risk)

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