Seven-time Forumula One champion Michael Schumacher is in critical conditions after a ski accident in the French Alps on Sunday. He has already undergone brain surgery.
Schumacher arrived at the Grenoble University Hospital Center on Sunday and underwent immediate brain surgery for serious head trauma.
“he remains in critical conditions.” – Grenoble University Hospital Center deputy director
Schumacher reportedly fell while skiing out of bounds at Meribel ski resort in the French Alps on Sunday morning. During his fall, his head reportedly hit a rock. He was wearing a helmet and was conscious when rescuers arrived at the scene, according to a statement from Meribel ski resort.
“We ask for understanding that we cannot give running updates on his condition. He wore a helmet and was not alone.” – Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm told the AP in an email
Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son at the time of the accident.
Schumacher is the most successful driver in Formula One history, with seven drivers’ championships and 91 race wins. After initial success with the Benetton team, he moved to Ferrari and helped turn the Italian team into the sport’s dominant force. After initially retiring in 2006, he made a comeback in 2010 and raced for three years with Mercedes. – AP