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Injured jockey undergoes brain surgery


 Injured jockey undergoes brain surgeryJockey Brian Toomey remains in a “stable condition” after undergoing surgery on the serious injuries he sustained in a heavy fall at Perth last Thursday.

The 3lb claimer is still in an induced coma at the Ninewells Hospital in Dundee after the surgery which was undertaken to reduce swelling and pressure on his brain.

He was injured in a fall from the Lisa Harrison-trained Solway Dandy in the Book Now For 2014 Perth Festival Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.

A statement from Lisa Hancock, CEO of the Injured Jockeys Fund, on behalf of the Toomey family and the Professional Jockeys Association read: “The surgery went well and Brian remains in a stable condition in an induced coma.

“It is anticipated he will be kept sedated for the next few days as his progress continues to be monitored.”