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Joyce making ‘significant progress’ following Galway fall

Wesley Joyce is reported to have made “major progress” over the last week as he continues to recover from a fall at the Galway Festival.

The 19-year-old suffered major chest trauma when unseated from Red Heel in a seven-furlong Listed race at the track last Thursday.

While the rider remains in intensive care, he is now breathing unaided and is responsive.

“Wesley has continued to make significant progress throughout the week. He is now breathing on his own but remains in ICU at University Hospital Galway for the moment,” said Dr Jennifer Pugh, senior medical officer for the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

“Wesley is fully alert and responsive and while he will require a considerable period of rehabilitation, he has made major progress over the last seven days and is continuing to recover well from his injuries.

“We continue to be thankful for the level of care Wesley has received from the team at University Hospital Galway, along with the pre-hospital care he received on course at Galway Racecourse immediately after his fall by the IHRB Medical team, the Order of Malta Ambulance Service and the Galway Racecourse doctors.”

Wesley Joyce remains in intensive care following Galway fall

Apprentice jockey Wesley Joyce remains in intensive care in hospital following his fall at Galway on Thursday, where he sustained major chest trauma.

Joyce, 19, was riding Red Heel for Michael Mulvany when he was unseated early in the Arthur Guinness Irish EBF Corrib Fillies Stakes, a seven-furlong Listed event.

The five-year-old, on whom Joyce won a Curragh handicap on earlier this month, was disputing the lead when appearing to stumble at the road crossing, sending his rider crashing to the turf.

Dr Jennifer Pugh, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board’s senior medical officer, provided an update on his condition on the IHRB’s Twitter account on Sunday morning.

The statement read: “Wesley has continued to stabilise since his fall at Galway on Thursday. He sustained major trauma to his chest and as such he remains ventilated in ICU in University Hospital Galway in order to help him breathe.

“Wesley was taken off the ventilator for a brief period yesterday where he was able to respond to family members which was positive.

“Wesley’s family and the IHRB wish to thank everyone for their support and well wishes over the last couple of days.”

Wesley Joyce suffers chest injuries in Galway fall

Jockey Wesley Joyce remains in intensive care at University Hospital Galway following his fall at Galway on Thursday.

Joyce was riding Red Heel for Michael Mulvany when he was unseated early in the Arthur Guinness Irish EBF Corrib Fillies Stakes, a seven-furlong Listed event.

The five-year-old, who Joyce won a Curragh handicap on earlier this month, was disputing the lead when appearing to stumble at the road crossing, sending his rider crashing to the turf.

The jockey was treated on course by racecourse doctor Professor McAnena before being transferred to hospital and Dr Jennifer Pugh, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board’s senior medical officer, provided an update on the IHRB’s Twitter account on Friday morning which read: “Wesley’s condition has further stabilised overnight.

“The majority of his injuries are in his chest and he will remain sedated in ICU to rest and be monitored over the coming days.

“The IHRB wish to reiterate our thanks to the team at University Hospital Galway and racecourse doctor, Professor McAnena, for their excellent care at the racecourse and in the hospital.”