Slow recovery for injured rider Hackett

SYDNEY May 20 2019

Injured jockey Michael Hackett is continuing his slow recovery after suffering a head injury in a fall at the Tomingley Cup picnic race meeting.

Hackett was one of three riders to fall in a race at the central western NSW track on April 27 with Ricky Blewitt and Michael Gray suffering fractures.

Hackett was flown to Sydney's Liverpool Hospital where he was placed in an induced coma.

Racing NSW's Dr David Duckworth reported on Monday Hackett would be transferred to Westmead for rehabilitation.

He said Hackett was awake most of the time and talking but was still quite confused and his short term memory was poor.

He says Hackett recognises friends and family but is still a little drowsy and it will many weeks for him to get over the injury.


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