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Updates On Dowling, Kerwood


Published: March 1, 2012 11:29 am ET

Last Comment: March 2, 2012 11:06 am ET | 3 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Both drivers Mike Dowling and Tony Kerwood are home recuperating from injuries and waiting on more tests to determine their prognosis for return following the Wednesday, February 22 accident at Flamboro Downs.

Dowling and Kerwood were unseated during the multiple-horse accident, which occurred when Mr Consistency and driver Travis Henry fell near the three-quarters mark in the finale. Henry, who was also dumped from his sulky, managed to avoid serious injury and returned to racing action the following day. Dowling was transported to Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington while Kerwood was taken to St. Joseph's hospital in Hamilton and later transferred to Hamilton General's trauma unit.

Dowling told Trot Insider that he suffered a broken tibia bone in his leg and is awaiting an MRI scan to determine if he has sustained any further injuries to his knee.

“I have a full leg splint for now and then I have to wait and see what the MRI says [in six weeks],” said the 39-year-old Waterford, Ont. resident. “I don’t have to do any surgery or anything like that with the break. The break is okay. They’re more worried about other damage to the knee. I might have a torn ACL or something like that. They’ll know more about that when I get the MRI. But I’m pretty well just sitting around and waiting to get some more tests done.”

Dowling will have to see what the MRI shows and how physiotherapy goes, but he is expected to be sidelined for three months.

“I feel okay. A little stiff and pain from the broken bone and the knee is still really inflamed, but everyday it feels a little bit better.”

Kerwood’s injuries kept him in hospital until Sunday. The 53-year-old Campbellville, Ont. resident told Trot Insider that he sustained a fracture to one of the vertebras in his neck as well as a couple of smaller fractures in his lower back.

“I don’t know the complete extent just yet because I have an appointment in about nine days with the fracture clinic. I’m wearing a neck brace and they just told me to lay low until they see me and they’ll go from there. The fractures in my lower back are not overly serious, but they’re sore. The one in the neck is the one that needs attention. I’m moving slow and trying to stay comfortable is the toughest thing, but I’m okay.”

Please join Standardbred Canada in wishing Dowling and Kerwood a full and speedy recovery.

March 2, 2012 - 11:06 amThank you guys for my

jim green SAID...

Thank you guys for my success, because of your ability to get my horses to the wire first. Wishing you both a quick and succesful recovery. Hope to see you both up and running soon.
See you soon.

March 1, 2012 - 10:15 pmDear Guys--hope your

Dear Guys--hope your injuries are less after you see the MRI results.The tough one for Tony is the neck. Be very careful with that one.

All the fans are hoping you'll return with all damage corrected.

March 1, 2012 - 1:51 pmDear Tony I was so sorry to

Dear Tony

I was so sorry to hear about your recent accident. I hope your recovery will be a quick one and you will be back in the sulky sooner rather than later.


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