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Newmarket jockey Frederik Tylicki partly paralysed

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.

It just shakes you. Obviously being there the other day you could kind of guess it was pretty serious, but you always hope and think it will be OK. The news seemed a bit positive for a while, but it is just sickening.

I've never known a mood like that in the weighing room. It has certainly shaken us, it could have been anyone of us.

He is everyone's friend and he loved doing what he was doing and had just had his best year ever.

– Steve Downe, Professional Jockeys Association

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.

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