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CATCHING UP WITH JASON TAYLOR. HE REVISITS HIS ACCIDENT AND UPDATES US ON HIS CURRENT SITUATION

By Graham Potter | Wednesday, February 24, 2021

ockey Jason Taylor has left hospital and is continuing his recovery at home following the serious injuries he suffered in a spine-chilling incident behind the starting gates at the Gold Coast on February 13.

Taylor’s mount, Final Ascent, reared without warning behind the barriers before the fourth race and fell back onto Taylor who sustained multiple rib fractures, a punctured lung, bleeding on the lungs and facial injuries in the incident.

The good news is that Taylor is now on the mend.
“I’m feeling really good,” said Taylor. “I’ve been very positive right from the start actually.

“When I came to … and I was on the ground … I knew I had done serious damage and I was sort of gasping for every bit of oxygen I could get, but somehow your body goes into survival mode. I was thinking I have got to breath just to pull me through this.

“It is just amazing how your brain does go into survival mode. It went through my head then that if I panic, I will lose oxygen and if I lose oxygen I don’t know if I would make it.

“I thought I have got to put that thought out of my head and get whatever oxygen into my lungs. The slightest bit would be enough to keep me going.

“The paramedics and even the barrier staff pretty much saved my life out there. Those paramedics do a marvellous job … an absolutely marvellous job!

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