Sydney jockey Blake Shinn said on Tuesday from his Prince of Wales hospital bed that he hopes to be discharged on Wednesday. In a message on Twitter he gave the thumbs up and thank everyone for their 'kindness and support'.
Shinn suffered a fracture of his C1 and C3 vertebra after a fall at the Randwick trials on Monday. The fractures fortunately did not require surgery, however Shinn will be in a neck brace for six week and will not be riding until some time next summer.
He was was riding the Les Bridge trained Pacific Legend (NZ) in a trial at Randwick on Monday morning when it was reported by track officials that the saddle slipped with Shinn sent to the turf.
Update... I’m hoping to be discharged tomorrow and head home for some R&R. Quick message here to say thanks so much for all your kindness and support, it means a great deal to me 😊🙏 pic.twitter.com/n76CxmCALI— Blake Shinn (@blake_shinn) August 14, 2018