Irish Jockey Fractures Two Vertebrae in Fall
by The Associated Press
Date Posted: 3/15/2013 10:34:45 AM
Last Updated: 3/17/2013 4:34:59 PM

A doctor says Irish jockey J.T. McNamara is in a medically induced coma after fracturing two vertebrae in his neck following a fall from his horse at the Cheltenham Festival.

The 37-year-old McNamara was airlifted to a hospital after coming off Galaxy Rock in a race March 14.

Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, senior medical officer of the Irish Turf Club, says in a statement released Friday that McNamara he has been joined by his wife, Caroline. McGoldrick said there will be no further update on McNamara's condition until March 16.

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