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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Bryony Frost on road to recovery after positive scan results

Bryony Frost: internal injuries have healed
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Bryony Frost is edging closer to a return to the track after her final CT scan led to a positive injury update.

The 23-year-old rider suffered the first serious injury of her career when she was unseated from Billy My Boy and trodden on by the chasing Nabhan on July 6 at Newton Abbot.

It was initially hoped she had escaped with just bad bruising, but her scan results revealed internal injuries including a fractured sternum, a liver tear and a bruised pancreas.

Bryony Frost was victorious in Grade 1 company in December

However, the jockey's latest injury bulletin reveals those internal wounds have healed.

Frost said: "I have had results from my final CT scan and finally have some positive news. The report back from Jerry Hill [the BHA’s chief medical officer] showed that the internal injuries I suffered have healed."

The jockey, who was speaking to Matchbook, added: "I have been at Oaksey House for two weeks and have slowly been increasing my exercise.

"My head is wanting to move faster than my body can, but the team at Oaksey House are not only rebuilding my strength and putting my body back together, they are also teaching me respect and patience. I am still working on the patience side of things!


Watch: Bryony Frost guides Black Corton to Grade 1 success in the Kauto Star Novices' Chase


Frost, who partnered Black Corton to Grade 1 success last season, will undoubtedly be hoping to be back in the saddle for when the jump season gathers momentum.

She said: "I haven't got a date set for when I will be back race-riding, but if my body keeps moving in the right direction it hopefully won't be long.

"Only when my body is 100 per cent ready will I return. It's my job to carry my horse, not his job to carry me. I cannot wait to be back out there trying to get the best results for the teams I am riding for."

 


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They are also teaching me respect and patience. I am still working on the patience side of things!
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