Adelaide-based racing jockey Amy Herrmann has moved to her home for recovery after two months of being hospitalised. Amy fractured her spine at a training jump a few months ago in Morphettville. After the accident, Amy was rushed to Royal Adelaide Hospital. She had an emergency surgery and recovered slowly from her injuries. Her father was with her at every step of the way. Due to her head injuries, she was kept in a state of induced coma that erased some of her memories from during and after the fall.
Details of the accident
Amy Herrmann had suffered serious injuries when she fell off from her horse Urania Belle during practice trials at Morphettville Racecourse in June, 2015. Though she and her horse managed to jump over all the hurdles successfully, her horse stumbled in the final hurdle causing rider Amy to fall off on her back, injuring her spine. She remained sedated for a couple of days after the accident to reduce chances of further injury. After the surgery to fix her spinal injuries, she was slowly bought out of the induced coma and now is able to walk around slowly with a walker without any assistance.
Recovery phase of jockey Amy Herrmann
According to doctors, complete recovery will take a long time as she has undergone a major surgery and both her mind and body have undergone severe stress. While expressing their gratitude to the staff of Royal Adelaide Hospital the jockey’s family also expressed their thanks to people who sent support messages to Amy Herrmann. When she arrived home during the last week of August, Amy thanked the press and well-wishers and also stated that she will soon be back once she has recovered completely. She also passed a statement saying falling in hurdles is a part of jump racing and there is no problem with the sport.