WESLEY Joyce could be discharged from hospital next week, having made “significant progress” in his recovery from serious injuries he sustained in a fall at Galway on July 28th.

The teenage professional flat jockey suffered a number of complex injuries in the accident, including a vascular injury within his chest, damage to his larynx and also to his lungs, ribs and collarbone.

On Friday the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board’s senior medical officer Dr Jennifer Pugh reported: “Wesley remains under the terrific care of the team at University Hospital Galway and is in good form. It is hoped that he wil be discharged next week at which point he will commence his rehabilitation process.

“The incredible support from his family, racing colleagues, and wider public in recent weeks has been hugely uplifting, and Wesley wishes to express his thanks to everyone for their support.”