Doctors have confirmed Tye Angland is a quadriplegic after a race fall in Hong Kong in November.
Multiple Group One-winning jockey Tye Angland has been confirmed a quadriplegic as a result of injuries he suffered in a fall in Hong Kong.
Angland damaged his spinal cord in the incident at Sha Tin on November 25 when his mount stumbled coming out of the barriers.
After undergoing surgery in Hong Kong, Angland came home to Sydney just before Christmas and had further surgery at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.
The Australian Jockeys Association issued a statement on behalf of Angland and his family on Tuesday saying the spinal cord injury could not be repaired.
“Tye has some movement in the arms but is unable to walk,” the AJA said.
“Together the family are currently working with a range of stakeholders in terms of co-ordinating and financing Tye’s ongoing care and the family’s long-term needs.
“His wife Erin, and the couple’s three children Alexis, Addison and Rylan continue to be amazed by the support they have received and wish to say thank you to everyone who has reached out to them.”
The 29-year-old is in the Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney where he is continuing treatment and rehabilitation.
Angland’s biggest wins include the 2017 Victoria Derby on Ace High and three Group One wins last season on star sprinter Trapeze Artist.