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29/12/2013 07:46 GMT | Updated 29/12/2013 18:51 GMT

Michael Schumacher In Skiing Accident: F1 Legend Suffers Head Injuries

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Schumacher in skiing accident

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".

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.