After Small Setback, Trainer Joe Sharp Will Undergo Another Surgery Wednesday

Trainer Joe Sharp underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in June, but the 35-year-old may have gone back to working at the track a bit too quickly. According to Horse Racing Nation, Sharp had to be admitted to the hospital on July 6, where he spent five days after the diagnoses of “a tear in the skin of the brain that apparently was caused by exertion.”

When a less invasive procedure didn’t solve the problem, doctors determined Sharp would require another surgery. He will return to the site of the first surgery, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tx., to undergo the second surgery on Wednesday, this time lasting about three hours. One of his owners, Brad Grady, is sending his private plane to transport the trainer.

“It was really humbling to see how many people reached out and provided help to (wife and former jockey) Rosie (Napravnik) and I,” Sharp told Horse Racing Nation.

“It’s sent a message to both of us that we have to slow down,” echoed Napravnik. “Especially at the racetrack, that is so hard to do.”

Read more at Horse Racing Nation.

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