McNamara still in hospital, no brain injury

Updated: March 21, 2013, 1:26 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISTOL, England -- A doctor says Irish jockey JT McNamara did not suffer a brain injury after his fall from a horse at the Cheltenham Festival.

Dr. Adrian McGoldrick, senior medical officer of the Irish Turf Club, says in a statement released Thursday by the Injured Jockeys Fund that the 37-year-old McNamara remains in stable condition in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Bristol.

McNamara fractured two vertebrae in his neck after coming off Galaxy Rock in a race last week, and McGoldrick says the "vertebral damage remains serious."

There will be no further update on McNamara's condition until at least next week.

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