Fox-Pitt Hospitalized After Sustaining Head Injury

Oct 19, 2015 - 3:53 AM
William Fox-Pitt, pictured with Seacookie TSF at the 2014 Rolex Kentucky, is hospitalized in France after sustaining a head injury in a fall with Reinstated at Le Lion d’Angers. Photo by Lisa Slade

British top four-star eventer William Fox-Pitt remains hospitalized in France,  after falling on cross-country in the 7-year-old class at Le Lion d’Angers CCI** on Oct. 17. Fox-Pitt fell with Reinstated at fence 20, an owl hole, and the horse was uninjured in the fall. The rider was transported to the hospital in Angers. 

“He has suffered a head trauma but is fine otherwise,” stated a release from Fox-Pitt’s spokesperson, who added that the 46-year-old rider was placed under sedation.

“William had a good night and remains stable and under sedation; he will undergo further tests later today,” stated the latest update. “On behalf of the Fox-Pitt family and their support team at home, William’s wife Alice Fox-Pitt would like to express her thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes, it means a tremendous amount to them all that everyone is thinking of William.”

UPDATED: An Oct. 20 update indicated no change in Fox-Pitt’s condition, reporting that he “remains the same with no change overnight.”

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