Sunday 22 September 2019

Recovery going as well as I could hope, says Smullen

Smullen: "I’ve got a great medical team and I’m getting great support from everybody." Photo by Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Thomas Kelly

Pat Smullen enjoyed a day at the Curragh yesterday as he continues his recovery after being diagnosed with a tumour.

Smullen, who has been out of action since late March, revealed that his recovery was going as well as could be expected.

"I'm feeling well, everything is going as well as hoped. So far so good is all I can say," said Dermot Weld's stable jockey.

"This was a little goal I set myself from the first day when I got sick. I wanted to come racing on Guineas weekend to support Chiara Luna in the Guineas.

"The shock was the first thing, (for) myself and my family. Once I got over that, I said that this was the situation and now I'm focused totally on fighting it.

"I've got a great medical team and I'm getting great support from everybody. What else can you do other than fight it?

"I'd like to thank everybody for the support I've had - it's been worldwide. The boss has been amazing, he's kept me involved, and it's great to see the horses running so well, I love being part of the team."

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