Injured Kilkenny jockey gets treatment in the Mater Hospital

Mary Cody

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Injured Kilkenny  jockey gets treatment in the Mater Hospital

Injured jockey Shane Prendergast

The amateur jockey injured at a point to point race in Ballingarry last month is not likely to require surgery and has been fitted with a brace.

He attended the Mater Hospital in Dublin last week and was treated as an outpatient and remains at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

It is understood that a top spinal expert has viewed x-rays of the injured jockey's back and is of the opinion that he does not require surgery. 

A fundraising account has been set up to help cover the cost of the jockey's rehabilitation. Over 12,000 euro was raised at a benefit night held last weekend which was well-supported by the local racing community. 

The Shane Prendergast fundraising account has been set up at AIB in Kilkenny IE12AIBK93319845881259