Spinal Surgery for Goode
Jockey Paul Goode has undergone surgery in Sydney for spinal injuries suffered in a fall at Queanbeyan yesterday.
Goode was taken to Canberra Hospital after Monday’s fall before being transported to Sydney by air in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
He also suffered chest injuries including broken ribs and lung damage but most concern was for his spine.
Goode was conscious when attended to on the track but was unable to move from the waist down.
Doctors at Prince of Wales Hospital will know the full extent of Goode’s injuries following the surgery.
A former English jockey, Goode came to Australia several years ago and is a popular rider on the provincial and country circuits.
He won the 2005 $1 million Inglis two-year-old race at Flemington on The Jonker for Queanbeyan trainer Myffy Rae.