Schumacher suffers head injuries

ACCIDENT. German driver Michael Schumacher suffers a head injury after a skiing accident in France. File photo by AFP

Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time Formula One champion, has undergone brain surgery and is in a “critical” condition after striking his head in a ski accident in the French Alps on Sunday, doctors said. Schumacher was “suffering a serious brain trauma with coma on his arrival, which required an immediate neurosurgical operation,” the hospital in the southeastern French city of Grenoble said in a brief statement. He remains in critical condition. Schumacher had been skiing off-piste with his 14-year-old son in the upmarket Meribel resort, where he reportedly has a property, when he fell and hit his head on a rock.

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