Event rider Laura Collett is “in good spirits” as she prepares to leave hospital after her serious rotational fall last week (Monday 8 July).
“She’s really cheerful,” Laura’s head girl Felicity Roberts told H&H.
“She’s been up and walking and eating normal food again, she’s doing so well. It’s been a hard week and we’re all so pleased.”
Laura tweeted today:
HAPPY DAYS….. I’m being let out of this hospital today…. Sooooooo excited!! #happy
— Laura Collett (@CollettEventing) July 17, 2013
The 23-year-old was riding the seven-year-old mare Tis A Beauty, who she has recently taken over from Oliver Townend, in an intermediate section at Tweseldown when they fell at fence 18, a filled-in corner.
Laura suffered serious crush injuries including broken ribs and collapsed lung. She was placed under sedation for several days, to help heal damage to her lungs. On Sunday (14 July) she was moved out of intensive care.
Felicity added that Laura will either be going home, or to Oaksey House in Lambourn — the centre for rehabilitating jockeys — but that the hospital haven’t confirmed which yet.
“Laura is making very good progress,” added British evening team manager Yogi Breisner.
“She is already planning her return to riding. It’s too early days to say when just yet, but with the support of the World Class Programme and its medical staff she will be back riding as soon as possible.”
Felicity added: “Laura’s very keen to get back into it, she thinks she’s off to Gatcombe! But it’s good for her to have a focus.”