The Victorian jockey injured in a fall in the Pakenham jumpout on Tuesday morning. Group 1 jockey Michael Walker gave an inspiration earlier this week. After coming out of coma and interacting with doctors on Friday, he has taken an important step towards recovering from the fall.
Jockey Michael Walker out of coma this week
Walker has in hospital in serious but stable condition since Tuesday after suffering a severe injury in an incident at the Pakenham jumpouts. While he was clear of severe internal and spinal cord injuries, he was placed in an induced coma in the ICU as doctors deal with brain trauma from an acute injury.
reduce the level of sedation of the walker in 24 hours
Doctors have lowered Walker’s level of sedation over the past 24 hours. An update from the Victorian Jockey Association on Friday confirmed that the jockey had taken an important step in his recovery.
brought out of induced coma
“Michael Walker has brought out of his induced coma. Communicating with doctors. He will shifted from ICU to a ward today,” the update said.
Walker is expect to continue under observation at the hospital in the coming days.
The 25-time Group 1-winner has had a staggering run with injuries in the recent past. He only returned to the saddle in May after spending more than a year with a leg injury.