Michael Schumacher hospitalized after ski accident

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The German champion taken by helicopter to hospital after a head injury.

UPDATE: Seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher was injured Sunday morning in a skiing accident at Méribel, in the French Alps, according to several media reports.

Preliminary reports stated Schumacher fell on his own, hitting a rock. He was transported to hospital with a head injury.

Méribel director Christophe Gernignon-Lecomte told RMC radio: "He fell at 11:07am (CET) while skiing off-piste at Meribel. He was wearing a helmet and banged against a rock.

"Emergency services intervened quickly, at 11:15am. He was airlifted to hospital at Moûtiers (about 15km) away. He was shocked, a bit shaken up but conscious.

"There's maybe a concussion but it's not very serious."

A spokesman for the first-aid responders in Méribel told CNN that Schumacher was indeed wearing a helmet, but said he had suffered "a relatively bad head injury."

He said Schumacher had been transferred from the Hospital of Moutiers to the trauma center at Grenoble Hospital but said the injury was "not life-threatening" and that he had been conscious at the scene of the accident, according to CNN.

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