IHRB issue update on Limerick jockey

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THE Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board IHRB has issued an update on the condition of injured Limerick jockey Wesley Joyce.

The 19-year-old from Moyross suffered major chest trauma when unseated from Red Heel at the recent Galway Racing Festival.

IHRB Senior Medical Officer Jennifer Pugh issued a positive update on his recovery on Friday morning, although he remains in ICU at University Hospital Galway for the moment.

“Wesley has continued to make significant progress throughout the week. He is now breathing on his own but remains in ICU at University Hospital Galway for the moment,”

“Wesley is fully alert and responsive and while he will require a considerable period of rehabilitation, he has made major progress over the last seven days and is continuing to recover well from his injuries.

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“We continue to be thankful for the level of care Wesley has received from the team at University Hospital Galway, along with the pre-hospital care he received on course at Galway Racecourse immediately after his fall by the IHRB medical team, the Order of Malta Ambulance Service and the Galway Racecourse doctors.”