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Irish jockey Eddie Creighton 'conscious and responsive' after being put in induced coma

The news is good for jockey Eddie Creighton, who is improving after suffering a fall in an Australian horse race.

Creighton had been put in an induced coma following the fall.
Creighton had been put in an induced coma following the fall.

Updated at 19.50

IRISH JOCKEY EDDIE Creighton is “conscious and responsive,” after suffering a fall in a horse race in Australia on Saturday.

Creighton’s ride The Walrus was competing in a 1200 metre race at Warrnambool, when the hoop fell with about 300m to go.

Victorian Jockeys Association president Des O’Keeffe revealed the signs were positive, after Creighton had been put in an induced coma following the fall.

“Overall it’s positive that he’s now conscious and responsive,” O’Keeffe said, according to Racing.com.

“His head injury responded well overnight and he underwent surgery on his left wrist this morning, which was all fairly straightforward.

“There will be another update on Monday morning but at this stage all the signs are very positive.”

Creighton remains in the intensive care unit at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.

Originally published at 16.36

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