Suspected broken wrist for Adkins
Jockey Andrew Adkins faces another spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected
fractured wrist after he slipped down some stairs while putting out his rubbish bins. “I
was trying to do the right thing and take the rubbish out,” Adkins said. “I fell down some
stairs and it looks like I have fractured my scaphoid bone in my wrist.” Adkins misses
the Festival Stakes meeting at Rosehill on Saturday and will have further x-rays next
week to confirm the severity of the damage.
If a fracture is found he is likely to be out of the saddle for several weeks. Adkins has been
riding in good form and earlier this month won the $1 million Golden Gift (1100m)
aboard the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Dame Giselle (I Am Invincible).