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04th Nov 2016

Jockey Freddy Tylicki left paralyzed after fall at Kempton

Horrible news.


The thoughts of the horse racing community are with Freddy Tylicki after reports emerged that he has suffered paralysis following a fall earlier this week.

Tylicki was involved in a four-horse pile-up at Kempton Park Racecourse earlier in the week, which left him with spinal injuries.

He remains in intensive care at St George’s Hospital in London, where he has been operated on.

Another jockey injured in the fall during Monday’s race, Jim Crowley, has been discharged from the same hospital.

According to a statement from Injured Jockeys Fund CEO Lisa Hancock, the 30-year-old has a T7 paralysis, meaning he has no movement in the lower half of his body.

‘His family would like to thank the St George’s staff for the care he has received,’ the statement continues.

‘As this is a very difficult time for Freddy and his family, they would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, and for continuing to respect their privacy.’

“It’s a terrible blow for any person, especially at the age he’s at,” trainer Jim Bolger – who worked with Tylicki earlier in his career – told The Guardian.

“He had a great career in front of him and he’d done really well in the last few years.”

The German-born jockey, who is based in Newmarket, has received messages of support from many within the world of racing.