Laura Collett’s brain scans come back clear

  • Brain scans for injured event rider Laura Collett have come back clear, but doctors remain concerned about the damage to her lungs sustained in a rotational fall at Tweseldown on Monday (8 July).

    The 23-year-old was placed in an induced coma on her arrival in hospital, and she remains under sedation.

    Laura has injuries consistent with being crushed, the injury causing most concern is the damage to her lungs,” read a statement on her website this morning (Friday 12 July).

    “It is for this reason that she continues to be sedated and kept intubated so the lungs can recover. This process is likely to continue over the weekend.

    “We can confirm that she had no injuries to her limbs and all tests to her head and brain have been clear. When in lighter sedation she is very responsive.”

    Yogi Breisner, eventing team manager told H&H earlier in the week that they were “optimistic” following positive head scans.

    “She has a punctured lung, so she needs to be under sedation to help with her breathing,” he added.

    Laura was competing in an intermediate section on the seven-year-old mare Tis A Beauty when they had a rotational fall at fence 18. The mare was unharmed.

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