The file photo shows Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany skis in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy on Jan. 12, 2006. French radio says retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been injured in a skiing accident. RMC radio reported Sunday Dec. 29, 2013 that the seven-time champion had fallen while skiing off-piste at the French Alpine resort of Meribel.(Xinhua/Reuter/file photo)
PARIS, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- The F1 world champion Michael Schumacher is in a critical condition after being injured Sunday morning in a fall skiing in the Alps, southeast France, local channel BFM reported, citing the RMC Sport as the source.
The 44-year-old German F1 world champion suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was in a "sever head coma" when he was tranferred to the University Hospital Center of Grenoble at the mid-day after the accident.
The hospital said in a statement that the German driver "required an immediate neurosurgical operation."
The tradgy occurred when Schumacher was skiing on a helmet in Meribel resort, he fell sharply and hit a rock with his head.
He was immediately transported by helicopter to hospital in Moutiers, Savoie, before being moved to the hospital in Grenoble.