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Michael Schumacher suffers serious head injury after a skiing accident

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schumacher-2003_2776670bSeven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has been seriously injured skiing in Meribel, according to French website Europe 1.

The legend, who retired from Formula 1 for the second time at the end of the 2012 F1 season, was taken by helicopter to hospital in Moutiers.

Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte, director of the Meribel resort, told Radio Monte Carlo Sport: “He was shocked, a little shaken but conscious.

“It may be a head injury but it is not very serious, he was wearing a helmet and banged [his head] against a rock.” He added.

(Updated) The former racing driver’s spokeswomen Sabine Kehm said in a statement: “Michael fell on his head when he was on a private skiing trip in the French Alps.

“He was taken to hospital and is receiving professional medical attention.

“We ask for understanding that we cannot give out continuous information about his health.

“He was wearing a helmet and was not alone. No one else was involved in the fall.”

[su_box title=”Schumacher’s F1 Career”]World championships: 7, Race wins: 91,  Seasons in F1: 19,  Points scored: 1,560,  Points finishes: 220,  Podiums: 155[/su_box]

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