Injured jockey Rosie Myers has shown significant improvement today with husband William Fell saying she was talking to family and understanding what was happening around her.
Rosie was injured following a fall at the Foxton trials on 6 October and was initially flown to Wellington hospital in an induced coma.
The popular Central Districts jockey was moved out of ICU last weekend and then on to Lower Hutt hospital where she had undergone facial surgery on Tuesday. Until this morning, the 33-year-old had not communicated verbally with family members.
William said that while she was “just like Rosie” the fact her face was still swollen and sore she wasn’t easy to understand, however he said she did appear to understand what had happened.
“It’s obviously early days but all going well Rosie will go to the Rehab unit either Friday or Tuesday,” William said.
“It’s just good to know we are going in the right direction – she is tough!”
William said he was planning to share a video from industry participants with Rosie later today. The video came together thanks to Rosie’s good friend Sophie Baker who encouraged people to video their best wishes under the banner #youvegotthisrosie. The team at LOVERACING.NZ then compiled the messages into a video to be shared with Rosie, a short version of the video can be seen on the LOVERACING.NZ Facebook page.