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Monday 11 December 2017

Injured jockey Brian Toomey showing "small signs of movement"

Jockey Brian Toomey suffered a serious injury at Perth last week
Jockey Brian Toomey suffered a serious injury at Perth last week

Jockey Brian Toomey has reportedly shown "small signs of movement" as he remains in intensive care at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Toomey, 24, suffered head injuries in a fall from the Lisa Harrison-trained Solway Dandy in the Book Now For 2014 Perth Festival Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle on July 4.

He underwent surgery last weekend to reduce swelling and pressure on his brain.

In a statement issued on Friday, Lisa Hancock, CEO of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: "Brian remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He is no longer being sedated and his condition has not deteriorated.

"He is showing some small signs of movement although he remains on a ventilator to assist his breathing.

"His family would again like to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers and would like to let his close friends know that they are welcome to visit."

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