Henry Brooke ‘stable’ after Hexham fall

Jockey Henry Brooke is in a stable condition after he was placed in an induced coma following a fall at Hexham on Saturday, the Injured Jockeys Fund said in a statement.

Henry Brooke: In a stable condition

Brooke was transferred to Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, when he fell from the Brian Ellison-trained Old Storm at the second fence of a two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase.

The rider was also kicked by another horse when he hit the ground, with racing delayed for almost two hours while he was treated by on-course medical staff before he could be taken to hospital.

The IJF said in a statement: "Following a fall at Hexham on Saturday, Henry Brooke was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he has been in a stable condition overnight.

"He is in an induced coma to assist him with his breathing and his condition this morning remains stable.

"Any further updates will come direct from the Injured Jockeys Fund.

"His family would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes."

Brooke's mother, Julia, said on Saturday that her son had suffered a broken collarbone and that he had sustained a suspected collapsed lung.

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