Natalie Douglas, the wife of jockey Rene Douglas, emphasized Thursday that it
is "too early to tell" whether her husband suffered permanent paralysis in the
wake of his horrific spill in last Saturday's Arlington Matron H. (G3). Speaking
in a telephone interview on HRTV, she noted that the doctors have made clear
that it will take at least two weeks for the swelling to subside, and until that
occurs, a definitive prognosis cannot be made.
"As of now, he can't feel his legs, can't move them," but she stressed that
condition may turn out to be temporary.
It's a "game of waiting right now," she said. "We have to wait and give him