South Australian apprentice Teagan Voorham is resigned to being out of the saddle for three months following surgery to repair a broken leg.
Voorham had a pin and three screws inserted in the left leg after her femur was broken when galloper Amber Haze flipped back on her at trackwork on Monday morning.
While the 24-year old has had plenty of broken bones in her career, this is the first requiring surgery.
“It happened very quickly,” Voorham said. “I’m sure I heard the bone crack and one leg was straight and the other one a bit crooked.
“A friend riding with me jumped straight off her horse, grabbed by head and told me not to move, saying it did not look good.
“I thought ‘here we go’.”
Voorham scores an impressive win at Elwick in Hobart.Source:Supplied
Voorham was taken to hospital in an ambulance and X-rays and scans confirmed the break.
After starting her career in Tasmania, Voorham moved to Adelaide last year and she has ridden 116 winners.
She was walking Amber Haze out onto the track at Morphettville when the three-year old filly paused for a moment, then took two steps backwards and went “up and over”.
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“Luckily she did not go straight back on me,” Voorham said. “The doctor told me he will see me in eight weeks and then we will know more.
“I’m assuming I won’t be riding for about three months.”
Amber Haze will run over 1200m at Balaklava on Wednesday.
Originally published as‘Here we go’: Broken leg sidelines apprentice jockey
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