UPDATE: Michael Schumacher In Coma After Skiing Accident
According to a statement released by the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble, the French hospital where the seven-time Formula One world champion is currently in, Schumacher underwent emergency surgery from his injuries. The injuries were so severe that the statement described it as "head trauma with coma, which required immediate neurosurgical treatment."
Schumacher was skiing at a resort in Meribel, France with his 14-year old son when he lost control in the slopes and hit his head on a rock. The accident occurred at 11:07 AM CET and while initial reports indicated that he was conscious immediately after the injury, it appears that his condition has taken a turn for the worst since then.
Our thoughts and prayers to Michael Schumacher and his family and we pray that he recovers from this ordeal like a true champion that he is.
Click past the jump to read about Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher is born on January 3rd, 1969 and started his "racing" career while he was only 12 years old when he obtained his kart license. At 15 years-old he obtained his first won at the German Junior Kart Championship and in the upcoming years he won many German and European kart championships.
His Formula 1 career started in 1991 when he driven for the Jordan-Ford team at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix. During a 19-year career in Formula 1 he secured 91 race victories and won seven world championships: two title for Benetton in 1994 and 1995 and five consecutive wins for Ferrari starting 2000.
In 2006 Schumacher retired from the racing world, but came back in 2010 for another try. In 2012 he retired for the second time.