Bruce Purcell remains critical

Bruce Purcell remains critical

Veteran trainer Bruce Purcell remains in
a critical condition three days after being
airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with
serious injuries following an incident at
the Cranbourne training centre. Purcell
suffered the injuries in an accident with one
of his horses when it was being unloaded
from a float, although Australian Trainers’
Association president Robbie Griffiths, who
also trains at Cranbourne, said the 76-yearold was stable.
“He’s very critical still but he’s
been stable in at The Alfred,” Griffiths told
RSN927. “Jean Purcell (Bruce’s wife) has
been kind enough to text me daily so that we
can keep everyone up to speed as to how he’s
going, but he obviously got dragged at the
time of the incident and as a result of that it’s
multiple fractures around his head and face
and ribs. So there was bleeding on the brain
and all sorts of things like that.”