BBC News has reported that seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is currently "in critical condition" after undergoing a brain operation following his skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday. The 44-year-old German race driver reportedly suffered "serious brain trauma" and was in a coma when he was brought to the hospital.
According to the report, Schumacher was skiing with his son when he hit his head "against a rock." He was wearing a helmet when the incident happened, the report said.
Schumacher initially appeared to be okay, even walking away "complaining only of feeling a bit shaken."
"He suffered a severe head injury with coma on arrival, which required immediate neurosurgical intervention," updated the University Hospital of Grenoble, where the former Ferrari driver was admitted. "He remains in a critical situation."
Michael Schumacher's management team is set to hold a press conference at 10am, London time (6pm, Manila time), to issue an update on the driver's condition.
Here's hoping our favorite racing driver will pull through without any serious physical damage. It's sad to see him seriously get hurt outside the racetrack, where the chances of injury are infinitely larger than anywhere else. But knowing the man's competitiveness, we find it nearly impossible that he'll lose this battle.