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NSW apprentice in critical condition



Update Sunday - Nyssa remains in an induced coma at Liverpool Hospital. Dr Duckworth reports that Nyssa had another CT scan which was unchanged from yesterday (Friday). Doctors are still monitoring the pressure on her brain and the next 48 hours will be crucial.

Support is being provided to Nyssa Burrells's family during this difficult time and Racing NSW apprentice jockey mentor, Mark de Montfort, visited the hospital on Saturday as has racing chaplain, Rev. Colin Watts. Father Tom from Liverpool parish is also visiting the hospital to offer support. The family is in good spirits under the circumstances.


Earlier report Friday - Apprentice jockey Nyssa Burrells suffered a fall during jump-outs on Friday when the horse she was riding fell and landed on her. Racing NSW advised late on Friday afternoon that Nyssa is out of surgery and has been placed back in the ICU at Liverpool Hospital. The next 24 to 48 hours will be critical, with constant monitoring by doctors.

Earlier reports were that Racing NSW's Dr David Duckworth reported Nyssa was in an induced coma at Liverpool Hospital and has had a bleed on her brain. She was in the operating theatre having the bleed drained from her brain.
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