Maguire has part of liver removed in operation
JASON MAGUIRE has had part of his liver removed in an operation following his horror fall at Stratford on Monday.
The Grand National-winning rider, who was ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival on Monday, was flown by air ambulance to University Hospital Coventry after fracturing his sternum and suffering internal bleeding.
Speaking on Tuesday morning, his agent Chris Broad: “He had an operation last night and they removed part of his liver and stemmed the bleeding. He was put in an induced coma so his body could rest and they are hoping to start waking him up.
“The surgeon was very happy with the surgery that was done and there might be an update later today.”
Maguire was kicked following a fall from Scots Gaelic in the handicap hurdle.
He was due to have three mounts on Tuesday at Cheltenham, starting with Un Ace in the opening Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
He had also been booked for Muldoon's Picnic in the Baylis & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase and Doyly Carte in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle.