Macau-based Canadian jockey Jack Lauzon is lying in a Hong Kong hospital with a broken neck and a bleak future. Lauzon fell at Taipa four weeks ago, but was not airlifted to Hong Kong until Monday night, having found himself unable to move his arms and legs properly. Last night Lauzon recounted his experiences as he awaited surgery on his damaged spinal cord. He is virtually paralysed, but has some movement in one leg and in his hands. Doctors have informed him that his career is almost certainly over. 'It has been a nightmare, but I have faith in the people treating me here,' he said. 'I have been told my career looks over, and I must undergo surgery when my neck has been put back and pressure on the spinal cord removed,' said Lauzon. A doctor at Canossa Hospital on The Peak said: 'In simple terms his neck is broken. That has whipped his spinal cord apart. 'Frankly, he is simply lucky not to be dead. When he fell, his head was forward and that partially saved him.' The Macau Jockey Club paid $50,000 to airlift Lauzon in a private plane, but his experiences since the fall at Taipa on August 7 have been nightmarish. 'I was taken first to the Portuguese hospital, but was told nothing was wrong and I should go home. I stayed the night but was taken home by ambulance the next day. 'I could not move my legs very well or my arms, and I asked my wife, Geraldine, to get me back to another hospital. There they immediately diagnosed a cracked vertebra on a CT scan, and I was in there for two weeks. 'I was allowed home to rest and felt better, but the pain was still there. I was taking a shower when I just seized up and could not move my arms or legs properly. 'When they got me to Hong Kong the doctors could not believe it. More cracks showed up and my neck was broken,' the jockey said. Lauzon, who has ridden on and off in Macau for three seasons, is a respected rider in Canada and has also had success on American tracks.