Rene Douglas, who was seriously injured in a May 23 riding mishap at Arlington Park in Illinois, continues to undergo rehabilitation following his injury.
“Rene’s spirits are high, the work is difficult, and the progress is slow,” reported Douglas’ agent, Dennis Cooper, in a message that was sent on July 10 to the 3,632-member Facebook group “Rene Douglas Get Well Card.”
Douglas’ rehabilitation was interrupted in June by complications caused by pneumonia, and he had to return to Chicago's Northwestern University Hospital, where he was taken after his accident.. He is now back at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Douglas underwent extensive spinal surgery May 24 after suffering a variety of injuries, including broken vertebrae in his neck and compressed vertebrae in his lower back, when his mount, Born To Be, clipped heels and fell on him during the Arlington Matron (gr. III).\
According to the Facebook message, cards, flowers, and fresh plants can be sent to the Rehabilitation Institute at 345 E. Superior Street, Chicago, Ill. 60611, Rene Douglas, room 744.