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had surgery to remove haematova pressing on spinal cord..........think this is a blood swelling............i hope he will be ok.

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By:
punchestown
When: 11 Apr 15 19:25
ROBBIE McNAMARA has undergone surgery after suffering serious injuries in a fall at Wexford on Friday.

The 26-year-old rider, who was due to partner the Jim Culloty-trained Lord Windermere in the Crabbie's Grand National, was transferred from hospital in Wexford to Dublin on Friday night and Culloty revealed on Saturday that the rider had undergone surgery to remove a haematoma pressing on his spinal cord.

Culloty told Channel 4 Racing before the Grand National: "My heart is thinking of Robbie McNamara at the moment. He is in surgery at the minute. As well as eight broken ribs and a punctured lung, he fractured his T11 vertebrae and there is a bit of spinal damage.

"There is a big haematoma on his spine pressing on his spinal cord and they are trying to remove that at the moment. My prayers are with him."

McNamara was riding Bursledon in division one of a 2m handicap hurdle when the five-year-old fell four out.

McNamara, who turned professional in November, rode two winners at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival as an amateur.

He won the Champion Bumper on the Dermot Weld-trained Silver Concorde and the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase on the Culloty-trained Grand National runner Spring Heeled.

Brian O'Connell replaced McNamara aboard Lord Windermere.
By:
punchestown
When: 11 Apr 15 19:29
For anybody not familiar with copy and pasting links,this is the Indo article
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McNamara was transferred to the Mater hospital from Wexford General Hospital and Culloty told the Racing Post that the rider had undergone surgery to remove a haematoma pressing on his spinal cord.
"My heart is thinking of Robbie McNamara at the moment," Culloty told Channel 4 Racing before the Grand National. "He is in surgery at the minute. As well as eight broken ribs and a punctured lung, he fractured his T11 vertebrae and there is a bit of spinal damage.

"There is a big haematoma on his spine pressing on his spinal cord and they are trying to remove that at the moment. My prayers are with him."
The jockey was due to partner last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere in Saturday's Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree

McNamara, who rode a double at last year's Cheltenham Festival as an amateur before turning professional earlier this season, was partnering 14-1 shot Bursledon when he came to grief four flights from the finish in the first division of the Cahore Point Handicap Hurdle.
He was taken to Wexford General Hosptial, where he underwent a CT scan, before being transferred.

Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: "Robbie has chest, abdominal and spinal injuries and has been transferred to Mater (Hospital).
"I have spoken to his family and we have agreed there will be no further comment until Sunday, by which time he will have undergone further scans."
By:
wildmanfromborneo
When: 11 Apr 15 19:36
Ah sure according to Premier Fantasy its not a tough job at all,anyone showing concern for jockeys is spouting rubbish.

Tell The King glibly says sure its part and parcel of the game and they are entitled to no extra money on account of this danger.

I constantly hear the midget jibes and the latest men of limited intelligence,it sickens me.

These are the bravest of men,they are treated disgracefully and savagely underpaid.
By:
frank60
When: 11 Apr 15 19:46
I had a look at the fall Wildman [atr] and its X rated Stuff, Robbie's future lies in the hands of the Specialists.We wish him well.
By:
wildmanfromborneo
When: 11 Apr 15 19:51
They are all very down at the moment,news not good.
By:
Monte Christo
When: 11 Apr 15 20:35
Very sad news indeed.

Thoughts and best wishes to him and his family and friends at this difficult time.

Agree with wildman here. NH jockeys are the bravest men I know.
By:
pa lapsy
When: 11 Apr 15 20:53
Robbie had 100 rides in the last 12 months,gets a percentage of prize money and a bit for riding out,given he is a fairly high profile jockey he certainly wouldn't get rich on that.
Hope for the long shot it isn't as bad as feared.
By:
olddesperado
When: 11 Apr 15 21:03
Is he anything to JT mcnamara by the way
By:
pa lapsy
When: 11 Apr 15 21:05
Cousins.
By:
olddesperado
When: 11 Apr 15 21:07
Cheers, tough on the families but hopefully this is not as bad.
By:
TellTheKing
When: 11 Apr 15 21:08
Wildman I thought you would be above grandstanding after such a horrible accident. Nobody has denied it's a potentially dangerous sport. No-one knows this more than the jockeys though it's a risk they accept when getting into riding.

Your idea of "danger money" is foolish. They are paid fair rates and lucrative careers are there for the ones good enough.

It is pretty distasteful to be discussing money on such a thread and I just hope that the prognosis isn't as pessimistic as feared.
By:
punchestown
When: 11 Apr 15 21:11
From 8pm this eve /Irish racing
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Robbie McNamara is reported to "very stable" after undergoing spinal surgery at the Mater Hospital in Dublin on Saturday.
The jockey was due to partner last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree, but suffered multiple injuries after coming to grief in a fall at Wexford.

He was initially taken to Wexford General Hospital, before being transferred on Friday night.

Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: "Robbie has multiple fractures, abdominal bleeding and a collapsed lung.

"He had spinal surgery this morning and is in the high dependency unit at Mater (Hospital), but he is very stable.

"We will hopefully have more news on Sunday. He is certainly in a lot better place than he was last night."
By:
punchestown
When: 11 Apr 15 21:12
Sounds a little bit better lads...
By:
olddesperado
When: 11 Apr 15 21:15
God i dont know, still sounds bad to me
By:
punchestown
When: 11 Apr 15 21:17
Just going by the last line in the article olddesperado.
By:
olddesperado
When: 11 Apr 15 21:29
These guys love what they are doing and the rewards for the top guys are great but the downside is the very serious chance of life changing injury.

There seems to be about 1 a year of fatality ,serious head or spinal injury from either rules or between the flags.

This from a pool of about 250 im guessing.

I wouldnt fancy those odds facing into every year.
By:
norn iron
When: 11 Apr 15 21:36
GET WELL SOON ROBBIE MAC  WILL BE IN ALL OUR PRAYERS
By:
frank60
When: 11 Apr 15 21:42
TY Punch for the update.
By:
wildmanfromborneo
When: 11 Apr 15 21:51
Tell The King doubt Jonjo Bright had a lucrative career,doubt Robbie Mac has had a lucrative career.
By:
workrider
When: 11 Apr 15 21:53
Yes thanks indeed Punch , makes you grateful sometimes just to have the use of your limbs , hopefully this young man makes a full recovery ...As Norn says , Robbie will be in our prayers tonight...
By:
paulie wallnuts
When: 11 Apr 15 22:18
It's obviously a dreadful thing to happen the poor chap.....I think everybody is in agreement there.....but most sports have risks ... Some bigger than others....there are many sporting people who have either lost their lives .....or had them changed dramatically because of what they chose to get involved in....I wouldn't take any notice of that gobber wild dan ....
By:
wildmanfromborneo
When: 11 Apr 15 22:29
What sport has risks like that?
What sport has so little reward for its stars ?

Whatever about not minding me doubt ye should mind Paulie who refers to them as midgets and runts and infamously said you would hardly have any of them as dinner guests.
By:
paulie wallnuts
When: 11 Apr 15 22:36
Try telling the families of Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher that their sport wasn't dangerous....or Mohammed Ali maybe....
By:
wildmanfromborneo
When: 11 Apr 15 22:57
Ayrton Senna was killed 21 years ago.
Michael Schumachers injuries were caused in a skiing accident nothing to do with motor racing.

Both men had lucrative careers,they were paid millions.

Motor racing used to be a very dangerous sport alright but it isint anymore.

Jockeys are engaged in the most dangerous sport of all and it gets me when they are treated so badly,paid so badly.
By:
paulie wallnuts
When: 11 Apr 15 23:04
There are plenty jockeys who get well paid...and there are plenty who pay themselves .....
By:
workrider
When: 11 Apr 15 23:09
D  ?
By:
MCKENNA
When: 11 Apr 15 23:09
Thinking of Robbie and all his family tonight as they wait for positive news, we can only imagine what they are going through right now.

No matter what your religious beliefs are,everyone should ask the Man above to look after Robbie and get him through this safely,no doubt the best medical people will be caring for him,lets all hope they will be do their brilliant best for him.

Stay safe Robbie,we are all behind you.
By:
Jumping
When: 12 Apr 15 06:16
Yes McKenna I agree. An officer and a gentleman is robbie. Andy a gentle giant also. A great racing family that do not deserve this. Let's hope robbie is ok! I always enjoy meeting his father racing Andrew snr. First man to congratulate owners and also first man go console owners at all the festivals. Just a great racing family!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you robbie.
By:
Ozymandius
When: 12 Apr 15 09:34
Shameful that this thread should descend into a point scoring exercise.

Fingers crossed for the lad.
By:
wildmanfromborneo
When: 12 Apr 15 09:44
So shameful that Ozymandius descended to do a bit of point scoring of his own.
By:
wee sammy
When: 12 Apr 15 10:44
Seems like the operation went very well lets hope Robbie continues to improve !
By:
workrider
When: 12 Apr 15 10:59
Good news Wee Sammy
By:
tony57
When: 12 Apr 15 12:36
I feel for the family I love Robbie mac, best pair of hands in the business imo,so underrated, just hope the docs get him thru it, and he can come back maybe to a tv job...
By:
punchestown
When: 12 Apr 15 18:04
Robbie McNamara was described as being in "very good spirits" in hospital in Dublin on Sunday as he recovers from serious injuries suffered in a fall at Wexford on Friday.


"He was very stable overnight and in very good spirits. He doesn't want to say any more at this stage and you can understand that," said Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical officer for the Irish Turf Club.

"It was serious chest, abdominal and spinal injuries. The spinal injuries have been operated on and that's stabilized. The next phase is recuperation and we'll take it from there."

McGoldrick added that Davy Condon, who was taken to hospital with concussion following the National after a fall from Portrait King, was set to return home on Monday.
By:
Ozymandius
When: 12 Apr 15 18:07
Great news, thanks.
By:
punchestown
When: 13 Apr 15 10:08
From this morning 8.32 AM
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In news which will delight his many friends and supporters, McNamara tweeted: "Like to thank everyone for the kind words. Ribs and spine very stiff and sore but Op went well. Plenty of work ahead."

He was transferred to the Mater Hospital spinal unit from Wexford County Hospital on Friday night and he underwent surgery on Saturday morning.

He had been due to ride the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere in the Grand National on Saturday.
By:
tony57
When: 13 Apr 15 19:38
nice..wellsaid oz..
By:
frank60
When: 13 Apr 15 21:04
Good to hear Punch, I had a chat with Robbie at one cheltenham previews last year nice lad,
By:
punchestown
When: 14 Apr 15 02:34
Frank,that whole extended family sound like really nice respectable people who have had more than their fair share of grief.
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