George Baker: rider was injured in a fall at St Moritz on Sunday
PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos) Baker facing long recovery after bleeding in brain
By Keith Melrose 5:51PM 3 MAR 2017
JOCKEY George Baker remains in a stable condition in hospital in Switzerland, but faces a long road to recovery after it was revealed he suffered bleeding on the brain in a fall on Sunday.
A statement released on Friday evening by the Professional Jockeys' Association (PJA) read: "Following a fall during the first race at St Moritz on Sunday, February 26, George Baker was transferred by air ambulance to Graubunden Hospital in Chur, Switzerland, where he has remained in a stable condition in intensive care. Having had CT scans earlier in the week George underwent an MRI scan today.
"Following those MRI scan results, George has suffered from some bleeding in the brain and we are anticipating a long rehabilitation process, but are hopeful he will make a positive recovery. George will remain in hospital in Switzerland while arrangements are made for his return home to commence his rehabilitation.
"George's family would like to express their thanks for all the kind messages of support and would appreciate privacy at this difficult time."
Baker, who landed his first Classic success on Harbour Law in September's St Leger, suffered the injuries when his mount Boomerang Bob was brought down in the first race on the snow at St Moritz on Sunday.