Jockey Allan Chau to undergo more scans after fall

Allan Chau on So Too at the end of Race Two at the Clarence River Jockey Club. Photo: JoJo Newby/The Daily Examiner
Allan Chau on So Too at the end of Race Two at the Clarence River Jockey Club. Photo: JoJo Newby/The Daily Examiner Jojo Newby

ALLAN Chau - the jockey who fell and fractured his C2 vertebrae in a race fall at Grafton on Saturday - is now at Gold Coast Hospital recieving specialist treatment.

Chau will undergo more scans in the coming days to determine if he will be required to wear a halo neck device for up to three months.

Doctors have also confirmed he fractured his jaw and right hand in the fall and has suffered extensive damage to shoulder ligaments.

``I've just gotten off the phone to him and he's in pretty good spirits,'' fellow jockey and close friend Matthew Paget said.

``He has also fractured his hand and jaw in the fall, and has torn all the ligaments in his shoulder.

``He is about to go in for more scans today to see if he will be necessary to wear a halo.

``He might be in that for up to three months if that's what the doctors decide is best."

A halo is a neck brace which screws into the skull of the patient to limit neck movement and allow injuries like Chau's to heal in the correct position.

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