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Dominguez Remains in ICU; Improving

Jockey Ramon Dominguez
Ramon Dominguez, who was diagnosed with a displaced skull fracture as a result of a spill on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, continues to improve as he remains in the intensive care unit at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, according to his agent, Steve Rushing.


“He’s slowly progressing each day,” Rushing said via text. “He’s talking a little bit more today.”


In a Saturday evening ceremony at Gulfstream Park, the 36-year-old rider won his third consecutive Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey, which was accepted on his behalf by fellow finalists and New York regulars Javier Castellano and Hall of Famer John Velazquez.


Dominguez was unseated during the running of Friday’s seventh race when his mount, Convocation, appeared to clip heels with the eventual winner, Sovereign Default. Convocation, who stumbled and fell, did not appear to be seriously injured in the incident and was walked off the track.


A native of Venezuela, Dominguez led all riders on the NYRA circuit in 2012 with 322 victories and led the nation in earnings with $25.6 million.




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funny but in a google to remind myself of the calvarium blood supply there were numerous "Brain injuy lawyers" listed...Scumbucket ambulance chasing bastards.
Cranial bones do not mend like long bones and the deficit has to be covered.
t_v, The fx. is displaced according to recent reports; at first it was not reported that way. @Dressage3295, Skull fractures vary widely in severity and sequelae. If he is dx'd. correctly and followed carefully by good neuro people, he should eventually be okay, but probably not ride again for many months. If his intra-cranial pressures are too high, they can remove a portion of the skull to accommodate. Actually, I think Robby Albarado has had several skull fractures and a section of his skull has been replaced with a "plate". http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/75725/dominguez-showing-improvement
IF the fracture is close to the motor strip, that increases the chances for MOTOR problems.....
Well I happend to work as a staff member for many years at a rehab hosptial and MOST do not have long term problems with the situation I described. I have seen worse sequella with polyneuropathies than the slight head trauma this fellow (in good shape by the way that really helps) sustained. Each case is different as we kknow
I'll argue with you on that one tv, as there are many times people NEVER get back to normal and can lose their motor skills among other things
As long as it is nondisplaced and did not create too large a subdural hematoma, he should be fine in 6 to 8 weeks.....Often however, that injury sets up an irritavie locus and siezures can follow.
Imagine him recovering and winning the triple crown ?
Sad to hear that. thanks, railbird. I wish him the best. I hope he'll come back better than ever.
A fracture is very different from a concussion, a complete recovery can take many months. Too many unknown variables, could take a year.
A huge relief that he's improving. Hope this continues, and he's back as good as ever.
How long is he estimated to be out? :(.
We'll all keep a good thought for Ramon, we'll hope to see you in time for the BC races
Didn't realize that he sustain such injury. He is a great jockey. May god bless him with a speedy recovery and get him back on the track asap.
No, I would vote for lower back as the most long lasting and toughest to correct
Head injuries are the worst. I hope there is no permanent damage

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