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Sherman Brown Airlifted After Vaal Accident

Crown Plaza was a replacement ride

Jockey Sherman Brown was airlifted from the Vaal on Tuesday after his mount Crown Plaza appeared to clip heels around the 50 m marker in the seventh race.

The 47 year old has been admitted to the Alberton Hospital with spinal and rib fractures.

Crown Plaza was a replacement ride.

Tex Lerena confirmed that he had chatted to Brown.

“I chatted to Sherman earlier this evening. He is waiting for the CT scan results and will be staying in overnight for observation. He is in good spirits – we wish him a speedy recovery!” added the former jockey.

A decision was made to airlift Brown when his blood pressure started dropping and he lost feeling in his hands.

Dawie Oosthuizen, who was the treating paramedic for Netcare said that Brown was very stable and was airlifted to Alberton Hospital as a precaution for further investigation and management.

“He presented with a palpable abnormality/deformity to the spine, motor and sensory intact.  The concern arose when his blood pressure started to deteriorate and this suggested that there might be neuro involvement,” he added.

Awarded his Springbok colours during the 2011 International Jockey’s Challenge, the Zimbabwean-born Brown has extensive international experience and was Mauritian Champion in 2008.

Nick-named ‘Bouncer Brown’ and ‘Computer Man’, he is married to former jockey Danielle McCreedy. The couple have a daughter, Addison.

Sherman Brown attended the SA Jockey Academy in the same year as Craig du Plooy, David Carstens and Robert Sweetman.

He rode his first winner on Save Ten for Herman Brown Snr at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on 11 September 1993.

The Sporting Post and readers wish Sherman a speedy recovery.

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15 comments on “Sherman Brown Airlifted After Vaal Accident

  1. Editor says:

    Stipes reported:
    An Inquiry will be opened to establish why Jockey S Brown was dislodged from CROWN PLAZA shortly
    before the finish line.

  2. Nadine Backos says:

    In our thoughts and prayers🙏Hoping all is fine.

  3. Llewellyn Johns says:

    Llewellyn Johns
    Wish you well remember your decent ways will get you through your struggles and hardships Get well my Jockey you will overcome that fall God is on your side

  4. Glen Montgomery says:

    We are praying for you Sherman

  5. Frankie Zackey says:

    Frankie Zackey…Pity trainers haven’t supported Sherman,, I remember the late Buddy Maroun having so much success with Sherman hardworking Jock gives his absolute best every time he sits on a horse if it’s odds on or 100/1 he rides to win … Hope all is good and you back soon

  6. Joseph Anthony says:

    Lord God please heal Sherman

  7. Danny Manganlal says:

    Wish u a speedy recovery.u are in my prayers

  8. Arnold Naidoo says:

    We wish you a very speedy recovery and pray that nothing is major

  9. Roy Naidoo says:

    Get well soon.

  10. Geoff Logan says:

    Good luck Sherman 🙏

  11. Rian Rix says:

    Ive never seen Sherman without a smile or just being the perfect gentleman
    Prayers with you and your family

  12. Pete Esquivel says:

    You will be in our thoughts and prayers Sherman!! Please have a speedy recovery our friend.

    Love from Annemieke,and Pete!! Your American friends

  13. shayne welman says:

    any update on Sherman Brown ?

  14. Steven Pieterse says:

    All the best and a speedy recovery 🙏

  15. Alan Sannieason says:

    Get well soon buddy God bless. Alanzo.

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