Injured Newmarket jockey Freddy Tylicki says he has a “long road” in front of him
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An injured Newmarket jockey has been moved out of intensive care but says he has a “long road” in front of him.
Freddy Tylicki, 30, was paralysed from the waist down after he was involved in a fall while riding Nellie Dean during a flat race at Kempton on October 31.
After 15 days in intensive care at St George’s Hospital, in London, he was moved into a general spinal ward on Tuesday.
“Freddy and his family are very relieved that his condition is improving and that he is now well enough to leave intensive care,” said a statement released by the Injured Jockeys Fund, which has supported Mr Tylicki and his family since the accident.
“Freddy would like to thank everyone for their wonderful support and kindness during this tough time. It has been a great comfort to him.”
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It is understood Mr Tylicki will remain at St George’s for some time and visiting times are very restricted.
Therefore the hospital strongly requested visitors contact one of the family before making any plans.
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Wellwishes have poured in from across the horseracing world since the accident at Kempton.
Champion AP McCoy tweeted: “We’re all thinking of you,” to the injured jockey.
Mr Tylicki has also taken to Twitter from his hospital bed, where he said he was “struggling and fighting”.
“Thank you every single one for all the support,” he said. “Here is to a long road in front of me.”
A charitable fund was set up online within hours of the accident which has raised more £330,000 to support Mr Tylicki and his family.
The online campaign has been wound up, but anyone wishing to donate to help Mr Tylicki can give it to the Injured Jockeys Fund, leaving a note that it is in support of Freddy Tylicki. To find out more about the charity go to www.injuredjockeys.co.uk