Update on Nyssa Burrells

Apprentice jockey Nyssa Burrells suffered a fall during jump-outs on Friday, 29th December 2017 when the horse she was riding fell and landed on her.

Update from Racing NSW at 4pm on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018: Nyssa still remains stable in ICU at Liverpool Hospital. Nyssa’s father Richard said that doctors have stopped giving her sedatives and her condition remains the same, which is as good as can be expected. Richard said that it remains a waiting game as they see how she slowly she starts to respond, stating that it will take time.

In other news jockey Brendan Ward was dislodged from his mount during a jumpout at Thoroughbred Park on Wednesday, 20th December 2017.

Initially Brendan did not think he was injured and went on to ride at the Wagga Riverside meeting two days later. However after experiencing some discomfort he underwent x-rays which revealed a fracture in his hip.

Brendan has since undergone surgery to have a rod and screws implanted in his hip. He is expected to be out of the saddle for three months while he recovers.

Despite the disappointing injury, Brendan is in good spirits while resting at home with his family