The condition of a leading amateur jockey who suffered a serious neck injury at Cheltenham races is beginning to stabilize following surgery.
JT McNamara was injured in a first fence fall from Galaxy Rock in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup on Thursday, He was and was airlifted to hospital after being treated by the on-course medics.
We can report that following lengthy surgery yesterday JT McNamara is in a stable condition. He remains in an induced coma at Frenchay hospital, Bristol.
No further updates will be released until Tuesday, March 19 and the family politely request that the media do not contact Frenchay hospital direct.
They would also like to thank everyone for their kind support and best wishes for JT.
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