Jockey Graham Lee Undergoes Intensive Care Following Spinal Cord Injury at Newcastle
Jockey Graham Lee finds himself in intensive care after sustaining spinal cord damage in a fall during a race at Newcastle on Friday, as reported by the Injured Jockeys Fund.
The incident occurred when Lee was unseated from his mount, Ben Macdui, as the racecourse’s stalls opened. The aftermath saw him swiftly transported to the hospital for medical attention.
In a statement provided to British media on Sunday, the Injured Jockeys Fund disclosed, “Jockey Graham Lee’s MRI scan has revealed an unstable cervical fracture, causing damage to the spinal cord, along with damage to blood vessels in the mid-cervical region. This is a highly serious injury, and, at this early stage, predicting the extent of long-term recovery is not feasible.”
Lee, aged 47, boasts a notable career, clinching victory in the 2004 Grand National on Amberleigh House and securing the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2015 atop Trip To Paris.
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