Michael Schumacher, famed Formula 1 racer and champion, is said to be in critical condition after a severe skiing accident in the French Alps.
It has been reported that Michael Schumacher remains in critical condition after suffering head trauma from a skiing accident in the French Alps. Doctors at the University Hospital Center of Grenoble told the press on Monday that Schumacher’s case remains critical and that it is too soon to tell how the professional race car driver will recover.
Schumacher, 44, hit his head on a rock Sunday afternoon and fell while skiing at the Meribel Resort. The injury left Schumacher in a coma and required immediate brain surgery. Being kept in his coma, doctors were able to perform the necessary surgery. At this time, it is unclear whether another surgery will be needed.
Michael Schumacher, who won five world championships in a row before he retired in 2012 from Formula 1 racing, was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. While skiing down the mountains between Georges Bauduis Piste and La Biche Piste, he reportedly lost control and fell sideways, slamming his head onto a rock that rendered him in a coma.
Rescuers were able to reach Schumacher within minutes and quickly rushed the racing icon to the nearest medical facility.
What Happened to Michael Schumacher? Formula 1 Racer in Critical Condition.