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Jockeys – Weekend Injury Update

Marwing, Matsunyane and Ferraris on sidelines

After the alarming spate of injuries last season, three riders suffered falls over the weekend.

All three accidents did not occur during a race.

Chase Liebenberg Photography

Wesley Marwing – fell awkwardly (Pic- Chase Liebenberg Photography)

At Turffontein on Saturday, apprentice Kabelo Matsunyane and jockey Wesley Marwing were injured at the start of the third race. Their mounts, Cloudless Sky and Gimmiethegimmie, were withdrawn.

Jockeys Association Spokesman Tex Lerena informed the Sporting Post on enquiry that both riders were taken to hospital for precautionary X-rays.

“Kabelo Matsunyane was found to be suffering from concussion and will be out for approximately two weeks. Wesley Marwing fell awkwardly on his coccyx and there is muscle bruising and possible nerve damage. There is no indication as to how long he will be out of action at this stage, “ said Tex.

Luke Ferraris (photo: JC Photos)

Hip x-ray for Luke Ferraris (photo: JC Photos)

Apprentice Luke Ferraris was injured when his mount Changing Seasons took off with him and broke through a running rail prior to the running of the fourth race at Scottsville on Sunday, His fancied mount was withdrawn.

“Luke was taken to hospital for precautionary x-rays on his hip. We are hoping that it will be nothing serious. He has been doing so well,” added Tex.

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4 comments on “Jockeys – Weekend Injury Update

  1. Ian Jayes says:

    This is a very alarming and unhealthy pattern. They are all riding far too short with their knees way above the pommel of the saddle. When will something be done about this?

  2. Mayen says:

    Since markus jooste left the game lots of jockey mishaps the worst i have sen in 44 years in the game

    1. Editor says:

      Where’s the connection Mayen?

  3. Tracy low says:

    what on earth does Marcus Jooste have to do with everything ?? Its all part of the sport and all part of learning Jockeys have always had accidents we just hav’nt always had social media to broadcast it.

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