Updated: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:49:24 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Schumacher in 'coma', critical after ski accident

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is in a "critical condition" in a coma after striking his head in a ski accident in the French Alps on Sunday, the hospital treating him said.


Schumacher in 'coma', critical after ski accident

A helicopter is parked in front of the emergency department of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire hospital in Grenoble, French Alps, on December 29, 2013 where Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is receiving treatment after a ski accident

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 southeast French city of Grenoble said in a statement.

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