Mulrennan 'much happier' in hospital
Paul Mulrennan's injuries are believed to be not as bad as first feared following a horror fall at Hamilton on Monday, although he remains in Wishaw General Hospital.
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The jockey suffered concussion, broken ribs and a punctured lung when his mount Boxing Shadows clipped heels and came down in the Try A totetrifecta At totepool.com Handicap.
"I've spoken to his wife Adele and she says he's in a bit of discomfort," said Hamilton clerk of the course Hazel Peplinski.
"He's got a deflated or a punctured lung and a couple of broken ribs on the left side, so they do have a chest drain in. He's in the high dependency unit but that's because it's easier to treat in there.
"He's still a little confused because of the concussion, but he had a good night and is much happier.
"We put out a statement yesterday about possible fractures that were suspected but that doesn't seem to be the case, so that's good. Obviously, he's got previous to his collarbone and things and suspected something wasn't right about that but they were old injuries.
"You never know in these cases. Something else could come up and you have to go cautiously.
"Adele was saying a lot of people were anxious and phoning in for news, so that's why we put out a good holding statement about it on Twitter that she has made contact.
"He's still in Wishaw and is staying there tonight. Adele will be staying locally and has their daughter, Scarlett, up there with her."
reopens Mulrennan's sponsor Ritchie Fiddes reports the jockey to be feeling better and spurred by the messages of support.
"He's sat up and a lot better and brighter than he was yesterday. He's still got the drain in his lung and he's got a broken collarbone, but they are hopeful he might to able to come out of hospital on Thursday," said Fiddes.
"The support and messages from everyone has been absolutely fantastic and has cheered him up no end.
"He'd been having a phenomenal season. It's just a shame it's come after so much success. I'm sure he'll be back racing as soon as he can.
"It's getting towards the end of the season now, so hopefully he won't be missing too many rides in big races. I think it's too early to say how long he'll be out for, but he is certainly feeling a lot better even though he is still in some pain.
"The fact that has been able to sit up and have something to eat has perked him up."