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JT McNamara returns home following hospital discharge

Paralysed jockey JT McNamara returns home following his discharge from hospital.

JT McNamara has returned home to Ireland after being discharged from hospital.

The 37-year-old was being treated in a specialist spinal injuries unit in England after fracturing two vertebrae.

"JT and [McNamara's wife] Caroline wish to thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff," a family statement read.

McNamara suffered the injuries when his horse fell at a race during the Cheltenham Festival in 2013.

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Jockey JT McNamara in action on March 14, 2013
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