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Henry Brooke: Jockey in induced coma after Hexham fall

Jockey Henry Brooke

Henry Brooke was injured in a fall at the second fence at Hexham

Jockey Henry Brooke is in an induced coma after suffering injuries in a fall at a Hexham racecourse.

His condition at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle is described as “stable”.

“He is in an induced coma to assist him with his breathing,” said a statement from the Injured Jockeys’ Fund.

Brooke, 25, was kicked by another horse after his mount Old Storm, trained by Brian Ellison, fell in a novices’ handicap chase on Saturday.

Racing was delayed for almost two hours while he was treated by on-course medical staff before he could be taken to hospital.

Brooke’s mother, Julia, said on Saturday that her son had suffered a broken collarbone and a suspected collapsed lung.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/37600281