Brooke regains consciousness after Hexham fall

Henry Brooke: was placed in an induced coma following Hexham fall

PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos) Brooke conscious again
following Hexham fall
By Racing Post Staff 6:30PM 9 OCT 2016

HENRY BROOKE has regained consciousness one day after being placed in an induced coma following a fall at Hexham.

Brooke's mount Old Storm fell at the second fence in the 2m4f novice handicap chase, after which the rider was transferred by air ambulance to Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Brooke was in the front rank on the Brian Ellison-trained seven-year-old when he fell and was struck by a leg of one of the horses in behind.

Racing at Hexham was delayed for around two hours as Brooke received treatment on course.

Lisa Hancock, chief executive of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said on Sunday: "There is positive news from the hospital today. He's had a much more comfortable day and has regained consciousness which is fantastic news.

"The doctors are pleased with his progress."

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