Piggott on the road to recovery

LEGENDARY jockey Lester Piggott could be out of hospital by next week, his family have said.The sportsman is expected to make a full recovery from a recurrence of heart problems that put him in hospital while on holiday in Switzerland.

LEGENDARY jockey Lester Piggott could be out of hospital by next week, his family have said.

The sportsman is expected to make a full recovery from a recurrence of heart problems that put him in hospital while on holiday in Switzerland.

Mr Piggott was admitted to the hospital in Lausanne last week after suffering the health scare but it is hoped he could be allowed to return to his Newmarket home within days.

His daughter, Maureen Haggas, said: “He is making progress. He is going the right way but he is not leaping out of bed. It is going to take time.

“When he comes back he is going to have to take things easy. But the doctors are happy with him and we expect him to make a full recovery.”

The scare to Mr Piggott's health follows on from tests carried out West Suffolk Hospital over Christmas when the 71-year-old complained of feeling unwell.

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