Walcott sidelined after brain surgery
EDMONTON, Canada – Highly successful Barbadian jockey Rico Walcott will miss the start of the season at the newly opened Century Mile, as he recovers from brain surgery.
The 29-year-old suffered four seizures and had to be rushed to hospital back in March where subsequent CT scans revealed a tumor on the left side of his brain.
He then successfully underwent surgery to remove the golf ball-size growth. Doctors have said Walcott could be fit to ride again in two months but agent Bob Fowlis said the priority was to ensure a full recovery for the ace rider.
“Basically, he was a very healthy 29-year-old who had no symptoms of seizures until March 2 and he had four seizures that day. He had two of the seizures at home, one in the ambulance and another at the hospital,” Fowlis explained. (CMC)
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