Monday 25 September 2017

'Steady progress' for injured jockey Brian Toomey

Jockey Brian Toomey suffered a serious injury at Perth 11 days ago
Jockey Brian Toomey suffered a serious injury at Perth 11 days ago

Jockey Brian Toomey reportedly made "good steady progress" over the weekend as he continues to recover from serious head injuries suffered in a fall at Perth on July 4.

Toomey, 24, was hurt when the Lisa Harrison-trained Solway Dandy fell heavily three out in the Book Now For 2014 Perth Festival Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where he remains in a stable condition having undergone an operation to reduce swelling on his brain on July 7.

In a statement issued on Monday, Lisa Hancock, CEO of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: "I spoke to Marian Toomey, Brian's mother, earlier today and she reported that Brian made good steady progress over the weekend and remains in a stable condition."

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