Michael Schumacher In Skiing Accident: F1 Legend Suffers Head Injuries

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UPDATE: Michael Schumacher is reported to be in a critical condition...

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher has been rushed to hospital after a skiing accident, according to reports.

AFP have reported he "was suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation".

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The German suffered head injuries in the incident in Meribel, Sky News reported.

French radio station Europe 1 said the former world champion had suffered a 'serious head injury'.

Schumacher had just got off a chair lift with his son when he fell, it has been reported.

He was said to have been wearing a helmet.

The driver's agent said he was unable to give a "running commentary" on his condition, after he was airlifted to a local hospital and then moved to a hospital in nearby Grenoble.

The duty manager at the hospital told Sky News Schumacher was undergoing a scan.

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