Injured jockey Peter Toole improving in hospital

  • Peter Toole, the 22-year-old conditional jockey who suffered serious head injuries in a fall at Aintree, is reported to be improving.

    The jockey was placed into a medically-induced coma after falling during a novices chase on Saturday (9 April).

    Peter, who is connected to trainer Charlie Mann’s yard, fell from the Arthur Whiting-trained Classic Fly at the first fence at the Liverpool track.

    He has been in the Walton Centre for Neurology, in Liverpool, since.

    Trainer Charlie Mann said that Peter woke up last night but has been placed back under, though there would be updates later today.

    “His CT scan came back negative, which is good news,” Mann told press.

    His body is OK and he woke up last night from the induced coma and he was moving his legs. They then put him back under in the night and he should be coming out of that again today.

    “I’ve spoken to his father this morning and it is a case of so far, so good. Everything is as good as it can be at this stage. They’ll do some tests on him when he has woken up.”

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