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Michael Schumacher In Coma With 'serious Brain Trauma' After French Ski Crash : News

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition in a coma after hitting his head while skiing, the French hospital treating him says.

The 44-year-old German "was suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation," the hospital in the south-east French city of Grenoble said in a statement.

French media reports initially said he had since undergone a second operation, though doctors treating Schumacher have denied those reports.

Schumacher suffered a brain haemorrhage, according to a medical source cited in French media.

He had been skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son in the French Alps resort of Meribel, where he reportedly owns a property.

Resort director Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte earlier said Schumacher was wearing a helmet and was conscious "but very agitated" during the transport to the University Hospital of Grenoble.

"He has been taken to a hospital in Moutiers," Mr Gernigon-Lecomte said.

"He fell around 11:00am and hit a rock with his head."

Schumacher's spokeswoman Sabine Kahn confirmed the accident in initial comments before the gravity of the situation became apparent.

"He was taken to hospital and is receiving professional medical attention. We ask for understanding that we cannot give out continuous information about his health," she said.

"No one else was involved in the fall."


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