Cape Jockey Injured In Milnerton Fall

Hopes that injury is not as bad as thought

After a fall during track-work at Milnerton on Saturday, jockey Keanen Steyn is in a stable condition at a local hospital.

The Sporting Post has been informed that Keanen’s mount fell and he came down heavily.

Keanen Steyn – hopes for a speedy recovery (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

He has undergone a scan and is reportedly in a lot of pain. It is thought that he may have suffered the fracture of a verterbra in his spine, but there was no confirmation.

Keanen rode a double for the Piet Botha yard at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on 12 August. The accident comes at a shocking time as he has made a bright start this season, and is currently riding at more than four times his career win strike-rate.

Keanen joined the SA Jockey Academy in 2001, which was the same vintage intake as Gavin Lerena, Raymond Danielson, Muzi Yeni and Richard Fourie.

We wish him well!

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