A fun day out on the slopes of the French Alps turned to misery for retired seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher on Sunday.
The 44-year-old German suffered a head injury in a fall while skiing off-piste in Meribel.
According to the resort director, Christophe Gernigon-Lecomte, Schumacher, who has a vacation home in the area, wiped out and hit his head on a rock.
He was wearing a helmet at the time and was conscious whilst being transported to a local hospital and later to a better-equipped medical unit in Grenoble for further examinations.
Schumacher won 91 Formula One races in his career and is the most successful driver in the history of motor racing’s elite class.