Injured jockey said to be doing 'much better' Hurt in spill Sunday, Douglas listed as 'serious'

September 05, 1997|By Tom Keyser

Frank Douglas, a 37-year-old jockey injured Sunday during a race at Timonium, has improved since being transported by MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and is now listed in serious condition.

He suffered a fractured skull and brain injuries after being thrown by his mount in a vicious spill on the backstretch.

"He's doing much better," his wife, Pamela, said yesterday. "He's feeding himself. He's remembering more."

She said that his long-term prognosis is undetermined, but that he will require rehabilitation. Also, she thanked everyone who has shown concern for her husband.

"It's one day at a time," she said. "But every injury he's ever had he's surprised the doctors with the speed of his recovery."

Pub Date: 9/05/97

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