UNION CITY, Tenn. - Jimmy McConnell was kicked in the stomach Tuesday, December 3, 2002 while loading colts. The doctor stated that Jimmy was very fortunate that the liver didn’t rupture. When Jimmy was taken to the doctor, he was hospitalized with internal bleeding, possibly from a tear in the liver, at Baptist Hospital in Union City, Tennessee. Jimmy McConnel was released from the hospital on Saturday, December 7th. McConnell is doing great, according to wife Gail McConnell. Jimmy McConnell said he was doing well but very sore. Jimmy McConnell is the trainer at Formac Stables in Union City, Tenn. Cards may be sent to McConnell at 1001 Lett Houser Rd, Union City, TN 38261.