Positive signs for apprentice Scorse
Apprentice jockey Lachlan Scorse is breathing without the need of a ventilator but remains in the intensive care unit at John Hunter Hospital after a fall at Taree on Sunday. Scorse, 19, had been in an induced coma after the fall that left three jockeys hospitalised. But there were positive signs late on Monday when Racing NSW provided an update that said: “Lachlan has been extubated today and remains in ICU.
He is still under closer observation for the next 24 hours.” Scorse and fellow jockeys Courntey Van Der Werf and Jeff Penza all suffered serious injuries in the four-horse fall. Van Der Werf suffered a fractured level clavicle in the incident but fortunately no other injuries, Penza sustained ten broken ribs, an injury to his lung and concussion in the incident.