Jockey Out Of Hospital

Tough as teak rider is on road to recovery

Wayne Agrellla is recovering after his accident

Man Of Steel Wayne Agrella is recovering after his accident

Crack PE jockey Wayne Agrella is recovering at home after being discharged from hospital today following surgery yesterday. Agrella was seriously injured in a fall on the Polytrack at Fairview on 28 April.

Agrella suffered severe concussion and fractured his collarbone in the accident when a Steven Janse Van Rensburg trained horse fell.

It is unclear whether the horse stumbled or broke down on the surface but the incident led to outrage from certain locals, including trainer Mitch Wiese who came out publicly to implore the authorities to do something about what he labelled ‘an unacceptable situation.’

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A leading vet subsequently called for sanity and science to prevail in determining a way forward for the benefit of the industry. The investment in the track is said to be in excess of R40 million.

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For Agrella, the accident is a serious setback in a season that he has enjoyed a relatively modest ten percent strike rate by his standards, with 20 winners.

A pin was inserted and his collarbone reset yesterday in an operation that will likely see him out of the saddle for an extended period.

Trainer Dorrie Sham, for whom Agrella has ridden many winners and is also a good family friend, told the Sporting Post in a telephonic interview that Wayne was in post operative recovery mode today but was very tired and was ‘sleeping a lot.’

There has been no reaction from the racing operator.

The Sporting Post wishes Wayne well and we will continue to maintain an interest in his progress.

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