Day At The Track

Robbie Morris out for three months

11:56 AM 30 Apr 2014 NZST
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Robbie Morris - has been sidelined for three months
Robbie Morris - has been sidelined for three months
Talented  harness racing driver Robbie Morris will be out of the sulky for up to three months after suffering a dislocated ankle and breaking a bone in his leg in a race fall at Penrith last Thursday. Morris underwent an operation on Sunday night to have a plate inserted and will now be in a cast for six weeks.

"When I came out of surgery on Sunday night they told me they had given me some medication that would numb the leg for about sixteen hours and by about lunchtime on Monday I was starting to feel pretty sore," Morris said.

"It is disappointing for me but it is a risk you take when you are a driver, I will be in the cast for six weeks and then I will have to undergo six weeks of rehabilitation because some of the ligaments were damaged as well so it is going to be a long recovery."

Morris has a clear recollection of the incident and was surprised at the amount of damage that was done.

"The horse galloped and I grabbed hold of her but she just went down and when she fell the cart went one way and I went the other and my foot just got caught up as I was thrown in the opposite direction."

"KerryAnn (Turner) has a big team in work and the injury has come at a bad time because Mum normally gives us a hand but my parents flew out to Europe on Friday night for a month's holiday that they had planned for nearly a year."

Stable workers Cameron Jones and Scotty Greig will be busy with the added workload.

"They will be busy but they are great workers and with KerryAnn still running things I'm sure the stable will continue to get results, it has come at a bad time but there really is never a good time to suffer an injury like this."

"KerryAnn will try and keep between twenty and thirty horses in work and there are some nice horses there including Lettuceriprita, he will head towards the Breeders Challenge after his strong performance behind Bling It On on Sunday while Iam Mr Brightside will be set for the Queensland Derby."

By Greg Hayes - SKY Racing

 | Harness Racing New South Wales |








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