“The neurologist in Beaumont Hospital signed me off on Friday. I am now allowed to return to racing but I must keep my neck rehab up for a long time to come.
After four months of uncertainty, not knowing if I would ever be able to race safely again, this is extremely welcome news.
For anyone who didn’t know, I fractured the left occipital condyle on my skull, which is basically C0 if you think of your neck vertebrae. The bony structure is still fractured but there is enough fibrous fusion and tissue for the bone to be stable and not mover further into my brain stem.
The fracture may never heal properly but they are happy it is stable and that it shouldn’t be any more of a risk racing with this than any other person.
See you on the road. I’m just going to keep showing up and grafting” – Conn McDunphy
Meath Legend Graham Geraghty faces a crucial few days in his recovery according to his wife Amanda, following a seven-hour operation for a brain haemorrhage suffered on Tuesday.
Amanda Geraghty took to her Facebook page to thank the GAA community for the support shown towards Graham following his sudden illness. “Myself and my children want to thank everyone for the thousands of messages of support, “We know that everyone in the GAA community is praying for Graham”
“His operation went well yesterday but he is just off the face of the cliff. He is certainly not out of the woods, the next five days are critical and he has a long road of recovery in front of him but we know the Gods on the Hill of Tara will pull one of their best warriors through.”
The 47 year old, former All-Ireland winning captain yesterday underwent the gruelling surgery in Beaumont Hospital. He took ill at work on Tuesday and was taken to Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan, where doctors found an aneurysm.
The father of four was then moved to Beaumont, where surgeons operated to save his life while his wife Amanda waited anxiously for news, which when it came was a great relief to Graham’s family and the GAA community, that it was a success.
A source close to the star said last night: “The surgeon was happy with the operation, which lasted around seven hours, but he is not out of the woods yet and the next few days will still be challenging.
“The main thing is he’s over the first big hurdle, so that’s very positive.
“He’ll be in a high dependency unit in Beaumont Hospital for several days yet.”
All our prayers are with Graham, Amanda and their kids and we have no doubt Graham will take this challenge head on and make a speedy recovery.