Bramlage Released From Louisville Hospital
Dr. Larry Bramlage was released from University Hospital in Louisville on Monday, four days after suffering a head injury on the Churchill Downs backstretch when he fell off a golf cart.
Alex Riddle, spokesman for Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., where Bramlage is a world-renowned surgeon, said the 61-year-old Bramlage is at home “resting comfortably under the watchful eye of his wife Marilyn.”
According to reports, Bramlage fell, losing consciousness briefly, when the golf cart on which he was a passenger made a sudden U-turn. The incident happened in the Louisville, Ky., track's stable area last Thursday.
Initial reports said Bramlage was kept overnight for observation. He is expected to make a complete recovery.
Bramlage was at Churchill Downs preparing for his role with the American Association of Equine Practitioners “On Call” media assistance program for the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. Mary Scollay, equine medical director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, was prepared to fill in for Bramlage during the NBC Sports and NBC telecasts of the Oaks and Derby in the event of any equine incidents.