Formula One

Schumacher remains in critical condition

( - Formula One legend Michael Schumacher remains in critical condition in a French hospital on Monday after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident on Sunday.

According to the official Formula One website, Schumacher was expected to remain in a medically-induced coma.

"We can say he is fighting for his life," the website quoted the medical team as saying on Monday. "We judge him to be in a very serious situation. We cannot tell what the outcome will be yet."

Schumacher hit his head after a fall while on a family ski trip in the French Alps. He was wearing a helmet, which the doctors said likely saved his life.

The 44-year-old Schumacher, who retired from Formula One racing at the conclusion of the 2012 season, was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Moutiers and then moved to Grenoble.

A statement issued by the University Hospital in Grenoble says Schumacher suffered "a severe head injury with coma on arrival, which required neurosurgical intervention immediately," this according to the F1 website.

12/30 08:13:13 ET

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