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Jason Maguire returns home to continue recovery

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: March 23, 2014

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Jason Maguire has returned to his home in Birdlip to continue his recovery from the serious injuries he sustained in a racing fall.

The Grand National-winning rider was hurt after being unseated in a hurdle race at Stratford on March 10.

He was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry, where X-rays revealed he sustained a fractured sternum and bleeding on his liver, undergoing an operation to have part of it removed.

Maguire was moved to Gloucester Hospital to be closer to his family and will complete his recovery at home.

Maguire’s agent Chris Broad said it was unclear when he would return to race-riding.

“He is as light as he’s ever been and quite weak, so it is going to take time for him to build himself back up again,” he said. “He does want me to tell everyone he was superbly looked after in hospital and was given top-notch care.

“I’m sure he’ll be getting lots of visitors, but as I said to him, he just needs to take things steady.

“There is no update regarding when he might be back riding.

“He is going to have to keep seeing the specialist who did the operation on him and see how things progress.

“If you break a limb it is a bit easier to say when you might be back, but with an internal problem like this it’s difficult to put a timescale on it.

“He’s not going to suddenly start riding out again, but he is going to make a full recovery and will be back race-riding, hopefully sooner rather than later.”

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