Daryl Jacob on the mend after surgery following injuries sustained at Cheltenham
Fellow joackey Jason Maguire also recuperating following his nasty fall at Stretford
Jockey Daryl Jacob: suffered mulstiple injuries following a nasty incident at Cheltenham when his mount Port Melon crashed into a rail. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire
Jacob underwent surgery on Saturday after suffering a broken knee, leg and elbow when he hit a hard surface after his mount Port Melon crashed into a rail on the way down to the start for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.
His agent Chris Broad said: “Daryl was released from Cheltenham hospital on Monday. I spoke to him last night when he got back home.
“He’s had his operation and has had his leg pinned and plated. It’s in an open brace, not a cast, which is good and he has had his elbow wired. It’s really good he’s home and is on the mend and the hospital were very pleased with how it is.
“ I am not going to speculate how long he might be out for at this stage. Daryl has made good progress considering he only had his operation on Saturday morning.”
Jason Maguire is set to be moved to a hospital closer to his Gloucester home as he continues to recover from a nasty fall at Stratford last Monday.
The Grand National-winning jockey was unseated from Scots Gaelic at the second flight in a two-mile handicap hurdle and kicked in the stomach by another horse.
Maguire was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry, where X-rays revealed he suffered a fractured sternum and bleeding on his liver which resulted in having part of it removed. He was put into an induced coma while he had an operation.
“It’s been a week since Jason’s fall. He’s up and about and all being well, he will be moved to Gloucester today or tomorrow, if a bed is available,” said his agent Chris Broad.