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Surgery and skin grafting for injured Lismore Turf Club Secretary
24 Nov 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 
Lismore Turf Club's Secretary Manager, Scott Jones, who was involved in an explosion at Lismore Racecourse on Thursday morning, has undergone surgery and skin grafting at Royal Brisbane Hospital on Friday and has been placed back in a coma in the intensive care unit.

Racing NSW advised that Scott's wife, Liz, has been able to see him for the first time on Friday after he was woken from a coma. He has burns to 45% of his body and is expected to remain in hospital for at least eight weeks.

Michael Cleaver, deputy chairman of the Lismore Turf Club, has praised Scott’s quick thinking after the explosion at Lismore Racecourse.

“Remarkably, Scott staggered 100 yards to the jockeys room after the blast to get himself into a shower which doctors have said will help his recovery," said Cleaver.

“We are all thinking of Scott and his family and the Lismore Turf Club and the entire racing community are getting right behind to support them during this difficult time.”

Counselling has been provided to family and members of the Lismore racing community who responded to the incident.

The investigation into the gas explosion is still ongoing.

Michael Cleaver will be acting secretary-manager of the Lismore Turf Club and all calls in the interim should be directed to him on 0455 183 541.

A 'Go Fund Me' page has been setup by Scott's friends where more than $8000 has been raised in 7 hours to help support the Jones family. Link to donate.


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