Updated: Monday, 30 December 2013 02:29 | By Agence France-Presse

Schumacher suffers 'serious' head injury in ski accident

Retired Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is in hospital after suffering a "serious" head injury in France while skiing Sunday, the Meribel ski resort and police who gave him first aid said.

Schumacher suffers 'serious' head injury in ski accident

File picture shows German Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher skiing during a press day in Madonna di Campiglio, northern Italy on January 15, 2004

The 44-year-old German was being treated in a hospital in Grenoble, the Meribel resort said, adding that the seven-time F1 world champion's injury was not life-threatening.

He was "suffering a serious cranial trauma but he is not in a critical condition", the resort said.

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