Conditional Rider Aidan MacDonald In Critical Condition In Hospital After Horror Fall

Aidan MacDonald

Conditional rider Aidan MacDonald is now back in hospital and is said to be in critical condition having originally left two weeks ago after a nasty fall at Hexham.

(Credit Racing Post) The Injured Jockeys Fund on Thursday released a statement saying: "Aidan MacDonald had a fall at Hexham Racecourse on March 18 and went to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle from where he received extensive testing and was subsequently discharged.

"Yesterday, after being taken ill, he went in an ambulance to the James Cook Middlesbrough Hospital.

"He is in a critical condition and receiving active treatment for a suspected carotid artery dissection. Aidan’s parents kindly ask for privacy at this difficult time."

The young rider was onboard 22/1 shot Russian Royale for his retained trainer Micky Hammond, when he took a crashing fall at the third flight for home in the mares' hurdle for conditional jockeys.

The handy 7lb claimer has been with Hammond since 2016 and has given him three winners during his time.

The racing world is praying and hoping that he can get through this tough ordeal.