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Schumacher undergoes emergency surgery after ski crash

Paris - Retired Formula One legend Michael Schumacher underwent emergency surgery after being admitted in a coma with a cranial trauma after a ski accident in Meribel, a French hospital said Sunday night.

The hospital in Grenoble in the French Alps said that the injuries required "immediate neurosurgical treatment."

BFMTV television said that the record seven-times world champion had suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Local authorities and news reports said that the 44-year-old Schumacher banged his head on a rock during a fall while skiing with his son.

Schumacher’smanager, Sabine Kehm, confirmed the accident, but did not want to go into details. She confirmed that Schumacher was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was not alone.//DPA

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