Michael Schumacher suffers head injury in French Alps skiing accident
The former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has suffered a head injury while skiing in the French Alps, according to French media reports.
The seven-time world racing champion was taken to hospital following the accident in the resort of Méribel, Europe 1 and RMC radio reported on Sunday.
Gernignon Christophe Lecomte, Méribel's resort director, reportedly said the injury was "not very serious". He was quoted by Radio Monte Carlo Sport as saying the former racing driver hit his head against a rock at 11.07am local time. Schumacher had been wearing a helmet.
Lecomte said on rmcsport.bfmtv.com: "Help responded quickly, at 11.15am. He was airlifted and taken to hospital in Moutiers. He was shocked, a little shaken but conscious. It may be a head injury but it is not very serious."
The 44-year-old German retired for the final time in 2012 after a three-season comeback with Mercedes.