UPDATE: Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher ‘fighting for his life’ after skiing accident

Michael Schumacher

Formula One’s Michael Schumacher, 44, has suffered a severe brain injury while skiing in the French Alps on Sunday.

“Schumacher was in a coma when he arrived at the University Hospital Center of Grenoble and required immediate brain surgery,” according to CNN. Schumacher was alone when he hit his head on a rock. He was, however, wearing a helmet.

Doctors say Schumacher is currently fighting for his life, as they fight to relieve intra-cranial pressure. The medical team attending to the F1 legend say it too early to give a prognosis or to even wager weather Schumacher will live or the extend of the brain damaged suffered, according to The New York Times.

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Schumacher stands as the most successful driver in Formula One history, having won seven championships during his 17-year F1 career.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Michael Schumacher and his family.

We’ll be following this story very closely. Check back soon for more updates.

UPDATE: Updated information includes condition updates.

(Main photo credit: Guim) (Secondary photo credit: Mirror.co.uk)
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