Jockey Graham Lee is “recovering properly” after present process surgical procedure on Tuesday, though the “extent of his long-term restoration stays unsure”.
Lee, 47, was taken to hospital after being unseated from his mount Ben Macdui because the stalls opened for a race at Newcastle final Friday.
He was positioned in intensive care with respiratory help on the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle and an MRI scan confirmed that he had suffered an unstable cervical fracture inflicting harm to the spinal wire, in addition to harm to blood vessels within the mid-cervical area.
The Injured Jockeys Fund launched an replace on Lee’s situation on Wednesday afternoon, revealing he had undergone surgical procedure.
The assertion learn: “Jockey Graham Lee had surgical procedure yesterday on the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle to stabilise the fractures in his cervical backbone and additional shield his spinal wire.
“He additionally had a tracheostomy carried out to permit him to be extra comfy and enhance communication.
“While Graham has recovered from the surgical procedure properly, the extent of his long-term restoration stays unsure.
“Graham’s household want to thank everybody for his or her greatest needs and for his or her help of the Simply Giving Web page arrange by Graham’s 18-year-old daughter Amy.”
Greater than £75,000 had been raised by Wednesday morning by way of the Simply Giving Web page to assist Lee and the Injured Jockeys Fund, after the organisation promised to supply care and help for the rider and his household following his severe harm.
Within the IJF assertion, Amy Lee added: “I’m personally writing down each message and donation that comes by means of and I share all of those with Dad. To be sincere, it is merely overwhelming and we won’t imagine that so many individuals are considering of us.
“I want I may clarify how a lot of a distinction it can make to Dad’s restoration realizing that he has your help – Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart.'”