Foreman Robert Campbell has reported that his father, trainer David Campbell, was dislodged from a horse on Thursday morning (2nd November) at Grafton Racecourse and his mount fell on him.
Update at 9am on Wednesday [15th November]: Robbie Campbell has reported that his father David has been discharged from hospital and will now commence his recovery at home.
Update at 1pm on Monday [13th November]: Robbie Campbell has reported that corrective surgery for his father, injured trainer, David Campbell, was a success. Robbie said that a build-up of fluid in his abdomen was the cause of the corrective surgery, which has been cleaned. David is improving by the day and is expected to be back home in the coming days.
Update at 2pm on Thursday [9th November]: Robert Campbell has reported that his father, David, has suffered some on-going problems from his injury incurred during a trackwork fall. The initial surgery to repair a tear in his bowel has been met with complications. David will be going back into surgery at Grafton Base Hospital this afternoon to rectify the problem.
Update at 4pm on Monday [6th November]: David is now recovering well in hospital, having suffered a tear to his bowel and abdominal bleeding. He underwent surgery to repair his bowel and was placed into an induced coma to allow pain-free recovery. David’s children reported he is now conscious and improving daily. He is sitting out of bed for a few hours at a time but is still in the ICU although his family suspect this won’t be for very much longer, possible a couple of days. The family wishes to thank the racing community for their well wishes and support during David’s recovery.