Former Common-Riding Committee chair in hospital after fall

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Former Common-Riding Committee chair in hospital after fall

A former chairman of the Common-Riding Committee is continuing to receive treatment in hospital after falling from his horse.

Jim Hogg is still been seen to by medical experts at Borders General Hospital, Hawick News told horse insurance policyholders.

He had suffered a heart attack after a fall two weeks ago at Roberton.

Mr Hogg was due to be treated in Glasgow, however, that move was cancelled after he contracted double pneumonia which has left him in the intensive therapy unit.

A representative from the family said that they hoped Mr Hogg would be moved to Glasgow by the end of this week.

"That all depends on the lung situation which is really day to day just now. Ideally they will be better placed in Glasgow to assess the extent of any nerve damage to the spinal cord, which is the concern," they added.

Earlier this week, a rider was given £60,000 in damages after a fall at an unfixed cross-country fence left her unable to work for four months. 

May 27th 2011

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