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Natalie Douglas: Too early to issue prognosis

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 time."


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