A TOP jockey seriously injured in a car crash on Exmoor is "stable" in Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital, his mother has said.

But doctors are unsure what Matt Griffiths's long term prognosis is due to a brain injury he suffered in the incident.

Mr Griffiths, 31, was driving a BMW when it hit a tree on the B3224 near Exford at about 8.45pm on Sunday, October 3.

A passenger in the car, Timothy Gill, 27, from Exford, died in the collision.

Mr Griffiths was initially taken to Southmead Hospital, in Bristol, where he was said to be in a critical condition.

His mother, Christine, in a statement issued through the Injured Jockeys' Fund, said he is continuing his recovery and appears to be beginning to recognise family members.

She added: "Matt remains in a stable condition.

"We think he is now able to recognise close family members, but doctors are not yet sure of Matt’s long-term prognosis due to a brain injury.

"We have received so many messages of support and really are extremely grateful to everyone who has contacted us."

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