Horse racing: Paralysed jockey Tylicki released from hospital

Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:22am EST
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LONDON (Reuters) - German-born jockey Freddy Tylicki has left hospital seven weeks after a fall that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

"I have been waiting on this day for a long time and it's finally come!! On the road to the rehab clinic #nextchapter #keepfighting," the 30-year-old said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Tylicki fell off his horse after a pile-up in a race at Kempton on Oct. 31 and was taken by helicopter to St George's Hospital in London where he underwent spinal surgery.

He spent 15 days in the intensive care unit.

Champion jockey Jim Crowley was also involved in the accident and suffered a broken nose.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)