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McNamara remains in induced coma

ESPN staff
March 18, 2013
JT McNamara remains in an induced coma © PA Photos

JT McNamara remains in an induced coma following his fall at the Cheltenham Festival, with his doctor confirming more tests are planned.

The Irish amateur jockey damaged the C3 and C4 vertebrae in a fall from Galaxy Rock in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase and underwent a lengthy operation last week.

A statement issued by Dr Adrian McGoldrick, Turf Club senior medical officer, and Lisa Hancock, Injured Jockeys Fund chief, on behalf of the McNamara family said: "JT McNamara remains stable in an induced coma in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.

"Further scans are planned and another statement will be issued as soon as there is more news.

"Whilst visits to JT at the moment are not appropriate, JT's family are extremely grateful for all the kind messages and support."

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