Jonty Evans Suffering Brain Injury After Tattersalls Fall
Jonty Evans is still unconscious and suffering “significant brain injury” after his fall at Tattersalls Horse Trails, on 3rd June 2018.
Evans fell from Cooley Rorkes Drift, otherwise known as ‘Art’, whilst competing in the cross-country phase of the CIC3* at Tattersalls. Evans fell at fence 19b, the second element of the main water component on the course.
Horse Sport Ireland have issued a press release on behalf of Jonty Evan’s and his family, regarding the rider’s current condition;
Jonty continues to be in a stable condition in intensive care in the Beaumont Hospital under the care of the hospital’s neurological team. Jonty’s family would like to express their thanks to the wonderful staff at the hospital and for all the best wishes and kind messages of support that have poured in over the past days.
“The family appreciate that people do wish to understand the nature of Jonty’s head injury and we can confirm that Jonty has not yet recovered consciousness after his fall. Although no longer under heavy sedation, further tests in the past few days have shown that it is a significant brain injury and it may take Jonty many months to recover.”
However, Beaumont Hospital have emphasised the estimated recovery period will vary dependant on the case and the individual.
It has been asked that supporters “do not contact the hospital for information”. Floods of messages have inundated the hospital, in regard to Evans’ condition, “interfering with the day-to-day running of the hospital”.
Further updates will be made in due course, on the rider’s condition, through Horse Sport Ireland.