Suffolk Jockey Terrill on Road to Recovery After Spill
Jockey Andria Terrill, who was injured in a spill at Suffolk Downs July 8, was released from Massachusetts Hospital Tuesday and was sent home to recover, according to the Daily Racing Form.
Terrill suffered three skull fractures when she was unseated by Chapel's Beauty after the start of the fourth race on July 8. Terrill was knocked unconscious in the accident; after she regained consciousness, she was transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation, which included several CAT scans and multiple MRI's.
Terrill's prognosis for recovery remains positive as her doctors expect the small fractures should heal on their own in about six weeks. However, her agent, Eddie Smith, indicated the rider was dealing with what he termed “little complications” from the spill, such as difficulty hearing from her right ear. She has also lost her sense of taste. Doctors believe both problems stem from the swelling in the injured area, which has affected her nerves.
Read more in the Daily Racing Form