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McNamara ‘positive’ despite injury

first_img The statement continued: “He is greatly appreciative of the many messages, cards and letters received and also wishes to thank the Frenchay Hospital who are looking after him so well.” Speaking about the incident on Sky Sports News, Lisa Hancock, CEO of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: “It’s a risky sport. Safety is important and it continues to be, but it is a risky sport and every jockey knows that. We are looking at safety measures and continue to do so. “But at the end of the day you’re riding a horse at speed and jumping fences at speed so the risk is always there.” The 37-year-old amateur was injured following a fall in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup and had to be airlifted to Bristol, where he remains, although plans are to be made for a transfer to Dublin in due course. A statement issued jointly by Dr Adrian McGoldrick, Irish Turf Club Senior Medical Officer and Lisa Hancock, CEO, Injured Jockeys Fund, on behalf of the McNamara family read: “JT McNamara remains in the Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. Whilst he suffered a serious neck injury resulting in paralysis, he has made progress in the last week and is in a very positive frame of mind.” Press Associationcenter_img JT McNamara is reported to be in a “very positive” frame of mind despite suffering a serious neck injury which resulted in paralysis at the Cheltenham Festival.last_img read more

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Syracuse remains No. 1 in weekly Inside Lacrosse Maverik Media Poll

first_imgAfter defeating Johns Hopkins over the weekend, Syracuse (5-0) maintained the No. 1 ranking in the Week 5 Inside Lacrosse Maverik Media Poll released Monday morning.The Orange’s 15-9 victory over the Blue Jays was led by Chase Scanlan’s five goals and Jamie Trimboli’s four, while Tucker Dordevic and Brendan Curry contributed five of the Orange’s 10 goals scored by the first midfield line. On the defensive end, Drake Porter make 16 saves — the second time in three weeks he’s topped 15“Drake was big for us today, anytime they had a little bit of momentum he made some big one-on-one saves in front of the goal,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said after the game.Some future opponents for the Orange also moved around in the rankings. Cornell, whom SU faces on April 7, rose for the fourth-straight week and reached No. 2 after defeating then-No. 2 Penn State on March 8. Duke also moved up five spots to No. 8, while Virginia and Notre Dame both dropped to No. 9 and No. 13, respectively.Syracuse continued its longest winning streak to open a season since 2016, and next plays this Saturday when it travels to Piscataway, New Jersey to face Rutgers (2-4), who most recently fell to No. 3 Princeton last Saturday, 16-11.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 9, 2020 at 9:34 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

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