Karen Kenny: surgery not required after fall

Karen Kenny

Karen Kenny: will not need surgery following a fall at Tramore

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) 

KAREN KENNY will not need surgery on the brain haemorrhage she suffered from a fall on Our Pearl in the opening maiden at Tramore on Saturday, Turf Club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick has revealed.

Our Pearl was back-pedalling after making the early running when she clipped the heels of winner Hurricane Volta, and Kenny was left unconscious for three minutes. She was taken to Cork University Hospital by air ambulance but McGoldrick issued some positive news on Sunday.

“She’s not fully alert yet but is much brighter,” McGoldrick said. “At this stage we don’t know how long she’ll be in hospital for. It will simply be a case of observation.”

McGoldrick feared the worst when seeing Kenny fall and continued: “She hit her head very heavily. She got a haemorrhage between her brain and skull. It is not that big and hopefully it will adsorb itself over a period of time. They don’t feel she’ll need surgery, which is great news.”


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