SCHOFIELD AIDS STRICKEN ADKINS
Andrew Adkins remains in hospital after suffering a heavy fall in the opening race on day two of The Championships at Randwick on Saturday.
While Adkins has escaped surgery, his father Brett said the young hoop had suffered extensive injuries.
“He’s got a fractured cheekbone or eye socket, nose, sternum and three fractures to the back,” Brett Adkins told RSN.
“But in saying that, there’s no operation needed because they are compressed fractures.”
Adkins said the timeframe for his son’s recovery would become clearer over the coming days.
“We’ve heard a month to three months. We’ll hear more from the doctors today.”
Adkins and Glyn Schofield were dislodged from their mounts inside the final 50m of the Kings Of Sydney Sport Mile.
Schofield was uninjured in the incident as were the two horses involved, War Baron and Persan.
Winning jockey Mark Zahra was suspended for 25 meetings and fined $3800, with stewards deeming that his mount Power Scheme had caused interference that led to the falls due to shifting out.