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Friday 9 December 2016

Tylicki paralysed after Kempton fall

Published 05/11/2016 | 02:30

Jockey Frederik Tylicki. Photo: PA
Jockey Frederik Tylicki. Photo: PA

Jockey Frederik Tylicki has been told by doctors he has a T7 paralysis - meaning he has movement in the upper half of his body but not lower - after he sustained spinal injuries in a fall at Kempton on Monday.

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The Injured Jockeys Fund announced the news last night. Tylicki was admitted to the major trauma unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting - where he remains in intensive care - after he fell from the David Elsworth-trained Nellie Deen in a four-horse melee that led to the abandonment of the meeting.

Lisa Hancock, CEO of the IJF, said: "Freddy has a T7 paralysis, which means he has movement in the upper half of his body but not his lower. Freddy is not receiving any visitors for the foreseeable future. His family would like to thank St George's for the care he has received. As this is a difficult time for Freddy and his family, they would like to thank everyone for continuing to respect their privacy."

Irish Independent

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