Update: Dec 29,2013-11:11 P.M. (PST) - In a statement issued after 22:30 Sunday night, together with the press service of the champion Germany, the hospital said he "suffered his arrival, a coma with severe head trauma that required immediate response neurosurgical ". "He remains in a critical situation," says the brief statement signed by two doctors and the deputy director of the hospital.
CNN reported earlier today (Dec 29,2013) that seven time Formula one world Championship driver Michael Schumacher is in critical condition and in a coma after a ski accident. Reports flowing in peg the F1 champion as being downgraded to critical condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage following a ski accident (according to local French news sources.)
According to CNN in a phone interview with correspondents in France, Schumacher was skiing on unmarked slopes in the mountains of Meribel resort between Georges Bauduis Piste and La Biche Piste when he suffered his accident shortly after 11 A.M. Schumacher was immediately airlifted to a French hospital where he received immediate brain surgery.
A spokesman has confirmed that Schumacher was wearing a helmet and at first examination, the injury wasn't life threatening.
Schumacher first gained his love for skiing with Ferrari starting in 1996 when Ferrari held media ski trips to the French Alps. Like most Formula one drivers, Schumacher was as fearless on the slopes as he was on the racetrack. Skiing downhill, Schumacher often raced fellow pit team crew members, drivers and engineers down hill and was most of the time the fastest.
Many of his former racing cohorts are pulling for him for a quick recovery as soon as possible. French F1 driver Romain Grosjean immediately tweeted after learning of the unfortunate news,
"All our thoughts are with Schumi and his family."
In addition, Micheal Schumachers fans are outpouring there love and support for the driver on twitter by the second.
Ledauphine, a leading French news source is updating the breaking story as it happens.