DECEMBER 29, 2013
Schumacher injured in skiing fall
Michael Schumacher has been injured while skiing in France, media reports said on Sunday.
The incident occurred off-piste at the Meribel ski resort, where the seven time world champion has a chalet.
Former Ferrari and Mercedes driver Schumacher, 44, was wearing a helmet while skiing with his 14-year-old son when he fell and struck his head on a rock.
The German was airlifted to hospital, according to resort director Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte.
"He was in shock, a little agitated, but conscious," he is quoted by RMC Sport.
"It could possibly be a cranial injury but it is not very serious."
Earlier reports suggested Schumacher, who was transported from Moutiers hospital to Grenoble, had suffered a serious head injury.
But after speaking to his manager Sabine Kehm, the major daily Bild reported: "There is no danger to his life!"
Kehm said: "We ask for your understanding that we cannot give continuous information about his health. He was wearing a helmet and was not alone."
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