Wednesday 26 July 2017

Tylicki pays thanks

The talented Flat jockey suffered paralysis of the lower half of his body in a four-horse pile-up on Kempton’s all-weather track eight weeks ago. (Stock photo)
The talented Flat jockey suffered paralysis of the lower half of his body in a four-horse pile-up on Kempton’s all-weather track eight weeks ago. (Stock photo)

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Freddy Tylicki spoke of his delight at being able to spend Christmas Day at home in a telephone interview at the end of Channel 4 Racing's final broadcast from Kempton.

The talented Flat jockey suffered paralysis of the lower half of his body in a four-horse pile-up on Kempton's all-weather track eight weeks ago.

After spending 15 days in intensive care at St George's Hospital in Tooting, Tylicki, 30, was moved to a general spinal ward and left hospital a week ago. He is now in the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre at Stanmore.

Tylicki said: "I was absolutely delighted to be home for Christmas (with mother Irene and sister Madeleine). It was only for the day, but it was obviously a step in the right direction.

"I have a lot of things on my plate right now, but the main thing is to stay positive. The support I'm getting from everyone in racing is absolutely unbelievable. I don't really know how to thank everyone. There's been a lot of money raised for me.

"It has all been very helpful and the team in the spinal clinic are absolutely brilliant. They do a great job."

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