Laurent Beaucamp, the jockey who was severely injured in a fall at Monmouth Park on Sept. 5, underwent more surgery on Tuesday at the Jersey Shore Medical Center, reports Daily Racing Form. Doctors inserted plates and screws into Beaucamp's broken left arm, and the rider remains in stable but critical condition in the Level 1 trauma center.
Beaucamp, who has had no movement in his lower extremities since the accident, has already undergone surgeries to stabilize his spine with titanium rods, to “plate” the left side of his rib cage, and to repair a punctured lung and liver laceration. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay his medical expenses, which has raised $15,705 to date.
The French native was injured when he tried to move up the inside aboard Irresistible Me in a turf allowance/optional claiming event. Irresistible Me appeared to bounce off of the temporary rail, then attempted to jump it, unseating Beaucamp and throwing him forcefully into the ground. The horse then fell, and has since returned to trainer Lupe Preciado's farm to recover.
Read more at drf.com.
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