Date: 30th December 2013 at 9:50am
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Michael Schumacher spent the night at Grenoble hospital in a critical condition following a skiing accident yesterday morning.

The 44-year-old German fell whilst skiing off piste in the French Alps with family members and friends, the German whilst protected by his helmet, suffered a head injury and was taken to a near-by hospital in Meribel, France.

Initial reports appeared to suggest that the injuries sustained were not life threatening, however his condition appeared to worsen on Sunday night, with reports later confirmed that the former seven-time Formula One World Champion was in an induced coma.

Reports in French and German media suggested that the F1 legend had undergone two operations to drill holes in his skull to reduce the pressure on his brain, however the hospital in Grenoble confirmed that he had only undergone one operation since arriving at hospital.

‘It seems like his condition has deteriorated in the evening, because they are now saying he is in a coma because of maybe a brain hemorrhage so his condition is really critical and his life is in jeopardy. Carole Bouchard of L’Equipe newspaper told Sky Sports News.

‘Professor Saillant who is a close personal friend of his and very well-known specialist and surgeon, attended to him. His family is there too, but people are getting more and more worried.

‘They are still investigating exactly what happened as it is still not clear. The response was quick – six minutes, maybe ten at most – before they airlifted him to the nearest hospital. Then when it became clear he was deteriorating they moved him again.’

Schumacher in critical condition after ski accident