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Henry Brooke: Jockey out of induced coma after fall

Jockey Henry Brooke

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

Jockey Henry Brooke has been brought out of an induced coma following a fall at a Hexham racecourse on Saturday.

“He’s had a much more comfortable day and has regained consciousness which is fantastic news,” a statement from the Injured Jockeys’ Fund read.

“The doctors are pleased with his progress.”

Brooke, 25, is believed to have broken his collarbone and suffered a suspected collapsed lung when riding Old Storm in a novices’ handicap chase.

Racing was delayed for almost two hours as medical staff treated Brooke in the wake of his mount’s fall and a kick from another horse, before he was taken to hospital.

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