Goode, who fell at Queanbeyan (Australia) on Monday, underwent surgery late on Tuesday and was able to communicate with wife Cath yesterday. He will not know the full extent of his spinal injuries for some weeks
Friends and family were relieved Goode had pulled through the lengthy operation and was able to signal with his arms and hands to his wife.
News of Goode’s fall reached his home in England with The Racing Post alerting UK punters about the fall. Goode’s former master, Patrick Haslam, and his staff were reportedly shattered.
Update on Jockey Paul Goode [06/07/2009]
Injured jockey Paul Goode is making a slow, steady recovery from surgery following a race fall at Queanbeyan last Monday.
Understandably the recovery process requires that Paul receives continued medical attention. To assist this process Paul’s doctors have requested that hospital visits are restricted to his immediate family for the foreseeable future. A further notice will be provided once doctors advise these visitation restrictions may be lifted.
Paul and his family wish to pass on their immense appreciation of the support that Paul has been receiving, and their heart felt thanks to his friends and the NSW racing industry.