Newmarket Jockey Frederik Tylicki has been told by doctors he has a T7 paralysis - meaning he has movement in the upper half of his body but not lower - after he sustained spinal injuries in a fall at Kempton on Monday.<
Tylicki was admitted to the major trauma unit at St George's Hospital in Tooting - where he remains in intensive care - after he fell from the David Elsworth-trained Nellie Deen in a four-horse melee that led to the abandonment of the meeting.
Tylicki was airlifted to hospital when Nellie Deen and her rider both fell halfway through a one-mile maiden for fillies.
Jim Crowley, who was riding Electrify, was consequently brought down, but the newly-crowned champion jockey, who was taken by road ambulance to hospital, escaped from the pile-up with a broken nose and was released that evening.
Steve Drowne avoided injury when his mount, Skara Mae, was also brought down, while Ted Durcan was unseated from Sovrano Dolce and suffered a broken ankle.
Tylicki was named champion apprentice jockey in 2009 and counted the John Smith's Cup at York amongst his other previous big-race victories.
Born in Germany - his father was a three-times champion jockey in his homeland - Tylicki moved to Ireland with his family as a 14-year-old.