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By Mark Brassel Racing NSW often fields inquiries as to the whereabouts of certain jockeys currently sidelined due to injury. Following are the latest updates available:- ROBBIE BREWER - was involved in an incident during Hawkesbury trackwork this morning [24th October] sustaining a fracture to his right ring finger after a horse knuckled and almost dislodged him. Robbie has been referred to a specialist for further treatment. SCOTT POLLARD - was involved in a fall at Moruya on the 2nd January 2017 which resulted in a grade 3/5 rupture of the AC Shoulder joint which required Racing NSW's Dr Duckworth to perform a reconstruction of the ligaments in that joint. Also there was significant damage to Scott's cervical spine with C2/3, C5, C6, C7, C5/6, C6/7 all suffering trauma. His C2/3 joint being the worst resulting in the lengthy delay to resume riding. Scott said today [Tuesday 24th October]: "My neurosurgeon explained that I probably went as close as you can with a neck injury before you break your neck and I was extremely lucky. I have resumed trackwork and have been riding work for Gwenda Markwell, Robert and Luke Price, Terry Robinson and Clarry Connors. My fitness and strength are returning and I expect to resume race riding, hopefully on the 2nd November at Sapphire Coast followed by Kembla Grange on Melbourne Cup day." MADDISON WRIGHT - the apprentice was dislodged from her mount while exiting the mounting yard for the last race at Lockhart picnic races on Friday (6th October). Maddison has since undergone x-rays in Wagga Hospital which showed a fractured pelvis. Racing NSW's Dr Duckworth will be following up with Maddison and Doctors at Wagga Hospital. Update at 11:30am on Monday, 9th October: Racing NSW’s Dr Duckworth has reported Maddison is fine and has been discharged from Wagga Hospital. She has a small crack in her pelvis and will not be able to ride for about six weeks. TRAVIS WOLFGRAM - was riding fast trackwork at Wyong this morning (Thursday 28th September) when his mount broke it's shoulder with the horse falling and rolling over on top of him. Travis initially lost consciousness but soon after regained consciousness and is believed to have injured his left collarbone. Travis was transported to Wyong Hospital with his partner by his side. Update on Friday, 29th September: Dr Duckworth reported that he consulted Travis and he will require surgery to his clavicle next Wednesday. Update on Thursday, 28th September:Racing NSW’s Dr Duckworth has reported that Travis has suffered a fractured clavicle following his fall at Wyong this morning. Travis left Wyong Hospital and is scheduled to visit with Dr Duckworth this afternoon. ANDREW GIBBONS - suffered an injury to his right foot after an incident in race 5 at Cessnock on Monday (25th September). Andrew’s mount (Rubel) was startled during the run home and jumped, becoming unbalanced and making contact with the running rails. The pair finished the race in 8th place after leading for most of the race. After receiving treatment from ambulance officers on course, Andrew’s parents have collected him and will take him to Maitland Hospital for further treatment. Update on Thursday, 28th September: Racing NSW's Dr Duckworth reported that surgery for jockey Andrew went well at Hornsby. Andrew suffered two broken toes and a compound fracture to his right foot, following a the incident at Cessnock when his mount was startled and made contact with the running rail. Update on Tuesday, 26th September: Andrew has broken two toes and has a compound fracture to his right foot. Racing NSW’s Dr Duckworth reported Andrew will be operated on possibly Tuesday night by Ed O’Leary at Hornsby. KELLIE HOLDING - the apprentice jockey was dislodged during jump outs at Wyong on Wednesday morning (20th September), landing on the point of her shoulder. Racing NSW's Dr Duckworth reported that Kellie dislocated her shoulder and went to Gosford Hospital. Update on Thursday, 28th September: Dr Duckworth reported that Kellie will require surgery next week for a torn rotator cuff off of her shoulder. MOLLIE PARTRIDGE - injured her foot after falling off her horse during trackwork at Wauchope on Thursday (31st August). Mollie is complaining of soreness in her foot and has been referred to Racing NSW’s Dr Duckworth. ALANNAH FANCOURT - was dislodged from her mount (Je Suis Prest) passing the 200m in race 4 at Murwillumbah on Friday, 25th August 2017. Update at 7pm on Friday 25th August: Racing NSW's Dr Duckworth reported that Alannah has broken her bone called the ulna in her forearm that will need surgery next week. The CT scan machine at Tweed Hospital is unfortunately broken so she will be admitted overnight for observation and have CT's of her neck and brain in the morning. She is conscious, alert and seems reasonably comfortable considering the fall. CHAD LEVER - fell approaching the home turn when riding Anticipate during race 5 at Scone on Tuesday, 8th August 2017. Chad was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital at Newcastle. Update at 10:45am on Friday 18th August: Racing NSW’s Dr David Duckworth reported Chad is recovering well after meeting with him on Tuesday (15th August). Chad’s hand will be in a splint for two weeks after suffering a soft tissue injury and luckily no fracture to his hand. Chad was also scheduled to see the faciomaxillary specialist in regards to his orbital fracture. DANIEL PITOMAC - was dislodged shortly after the start when his mount Murdle Court bucked at Scone barrier trials on Tuesday, 8th August 2017. Daniel was conscious and had pain to his lower back before being transported to Scone Hospital. Update at 9:30am on Thursday 10th August: Daniel was discharged from hospital this morning. He has soft tissue injuries in spine and also a shoulder injury. Dr Duckworth will see him next week in regards to his shoulder. JOHN KISSICK - the Southern Districts Racing Association-based jockey John Kissick was competing in a private steer riding session in late October 2016 when he was thrown heavily on his head. John fractured his T-12 vertebrae and was transported to Canberra Hospital for treatment. John has movement in all his limbs and Doctors have informed him he will be off work for a minimum of 12 months. John has been recovering at his mother’s home in Griffith. SAMANTHA CLENTON - was involved in a race fall at Scone on Friday, 14th October 2016. Samantha suffered a fractured vertebrae requiring surgery and a fractured left collarbone. Doctors said there was no nerve damage. Samantha has been told she'll be off work for a minimum of 12 months, possibly returning later this year or early 2018. *Jockeys/Riders' Agents: Please note to add or update any information to this list please email any details to - mbrassel@racingnsw.com.au or call (02) 9551 7568.

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