F1 Champion Michael Schumacher in coma after ski accident

News | December 30th, 2013 by 3
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Legendary Formula 1 driver and multiple champion Michael Schumacher is in coma after a ski accident. The 44-year-old German suffered a blow to the head …

Legendary Formula 1 driver and multiple champion Michael Schumacher is in coma after a ski accident.

The 44-year-old German suffered a blow to the head after hitting a rock at the upmarket Alps resort of Meribel. Initial reports suggested the injuries were not life-threatening, but a brain hemorrhage required surgery and induced come. He is now listed as in critical condition.

The Meribel resort director, Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte, said Schumacher was skiing off-piste late Sunday morning with companions when he fell and struck his head. Reports says he was wearing a helmet as well.

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Experts say it is likely that his brain began to swell and the urgent surgery was required to relieve the pressure, BBC reports.

Schumacher’s spokesperson Sabine Kehm released a statement to the official F1 website, confirming the accident had happened on “a private ski trip.”
He was taken to hospital and is receiving professional medical care,” she said.
We ask for understanding that we cannot give continuous information about his health. He was wearing a helmet and was not alone. For his fall, no other person was involved.”
The story develops, stay tuned for updates!

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