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Toole still in critical but stable state

Peter Toole remains in a critical but stable condition in the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool following his fall at Aintree on Grand National day.

The 22-year-old suffered bleeding on the right side of his brain when Classic Fly fell at the first fence in the Maghull Novices' Chase.

A statement issued by the Injured Jockeys Fund reports that Toole has not yet regained consciousness, although he is able to breathe independently and is making slow but steady progress after being taken out of a medically induced coma this day last week.

Rodi Greene could be out of hospital in early June after an X-ray on his neck showed that the displaced vertebrae has successfully realigned. The veteran jump jockey, who can now sit up for short periods with the aid of a brace, sustained the injury when unseated from Diamond Twister in a fall at Lingfield on March 21.

Irish Independent