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Brian Toomey has been moved out of intensive care

Last Updated: 18/07/13 9:11am

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Brian Toomey: Out of intensive care

Brian Toomey: Out of intensive care

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Jockey Brian Toomey has been moved out of intensive care as he continues to recover from serious head injuries suffered in a fall at Perth on July 4.

Toomey, 24, was hurt when the Lisa Harrison-trained Solway Dandy fell heavily three out in the Book Now For 2014 Perth Festival Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where he underwent an operation to reduce swelling on his brain on July 7.

Toomey is attached to the North Yorkshire yard of Kevin Ryan, and is the partner of the trainer's daughter, Amy.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Lisa Hancock, CEO of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said "I have just spoken to Kevin Ryan and we are pleased to say that Brian's progress continues and today he has been moved from the Intensive Care to the High Dependency Unit.

"Visiting hours are 3-5pm and 6-8pm for close friends wishing to visit."

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