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    13 November 2023

    Graham Lee’s condition requires intensive care treatment

    Graham Lee Faces Uncertain Recovery After Horrific Incident at Newcastle Racecourse

    Renowned jockey Graham Lee finds himself in a critical condition following a heart-wrenching incident during the sprint handicap race at Newcastle racecourse on Friday. Unseated from his mount Ben Macdui as the starting stalls opened, the seasoned athlete was swiftly rushed to Royal Victoria Infirmary for immediate medical attention.

    Doctors have confirmed that Lee has sustained an unstable cervical fracture with severe damage to his spinal cord and blood vessels in the mid-cervical region. This combination of injuries is posing significant challenges to his recovery process, leaving his current state labeled as “very serious.”

    The racing community remains deeply concerned about Lee’s well-being as he continues to receive intensive care with respiratory support at Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital in Newcastle. Although efforts have been made to reduce sedation, it is still too early to determine the long-term prognosis of this distressing injury.

    In light of these circumstances, Graham’s family expresses their heartfelt gratitude for all the uplifting messages of support pouring in from fans worldwide.

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