Robbie McNamara Update
Jockey Robbie McNamara tweeted from his hospital bed in Dublin after undergoing an operation on Saturday for serious injuries sustained following a fall on Friday at Wexford aboard Bursledon for trainer Martina Doran in a Handicap Hurdle.
The hugely popular rider tweeted on Sunday “Like to thank everyone for the kind words. Ribs and spine very stiff and sore but Op went well. Plenty of work ahead.”
Dr Adrian McGoldrick chief medical officer with the Turf Club gave a positive update over the weekend describing Robbie to be in “very good spirits”.
“It was serious chest, abdominal and spinal injuries. The spinal injuries have been operated on and that’s stabilized. The next phase is recuperation and we’ll take it from there.”
As a friend and colleague of RacingFM we continue to wish Robbie all the best in his recovery and as you would expect he will not lack for support from racing fans and everyone involved in the sport. Thanks so far have to go to those who were swift to act and assist Robbie when he took the fall on Friday and those who have provided his care since.
Dr. McGoldrick made mention of these already in the past couple of days.
“In Wexford he got fantastic care on the track, and in the casualty department Mr Ken Mealy, the surgeon there, was fantastic. They saved his life, being very honest. He was then transferred to the Mater (in Dublin) and he was taken care of very well, had successful surgery and we go forward from there.
Dr. McGoldrick also provided a positive update on Davy Condon, who was taken to hospital with concussion following the Grand National after a fall from Portrait King, was set to return home today.
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