Reports have been encouraging, concerning jockey Joe Jernigan who was seriously injured Friday during horse races at the Neshoba County Fair.

Jernigan was airlifted the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He suffered broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken arm. Friends on Facebook report he did not suffer any injuries to his head or spinal cord.

“He had a good night and seems to be doing better,” said Chad Grantham, who works with the horse racing during the Fair and has been in touch with Jernigan’s friends. “He is still in ICU but is stable. They got the internal bleeding stopped. No surgery was necessary.”

 Jernigan was transported from the Fairgrounds by paramedics stationed at the races to Neshoba General Hospital and then airlifted to Jackson.