JT McNamara remains in a stable condition following his fall at Cheltenham
Last Updated: March 21, 2013 5:00pm
JT McNamara: His level of sedation is being reduced
JT McNamara remains in a stable condition following the serious neck injury he sustained at Cheltenham on Thursday.
The 37-year-old was injured in a first fence fall from Galaxy Rock in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup and was airlifted to hospital after being treated by the on-course medics.
Conscious following the fall according to officials at the track, the leading amateur rider was put in an induced coma before his transfer to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
McNamara underwent surgery on his fractured C3 and C4 vertebrae on Friday.
A statement issued by the Injured Jockeys Fund read: "JT McNamara remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.
"He is in a stable condition and his level of sedation is being reduced. Whilst his vertebral damage remains serious, he has not suffered a brain injury.
"His wife Caroline and family very much appreciate all the messages, cards and letters that have been received. There will be no further update this week."