Centurion jockey critical after being kicked in head by horse

Centurion jockey critical after being kicked in head by horse

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The man had to be airlifted to hospital for further treatment.

A 26-year-old Centurion jockey was in a critical condition after being kicked in the head by his horse on Thursday morning, reports Centurion Rekord.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning at an equestrian facility in Centurion.

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Information was sketchy on Friday, but paramedics who arrived at the scene were told the man fell from his horse.

After the fall, the horse then kicked the man in the head, according to Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst.

“The patient was assessed on the scene by a Netcare 911 emergency care practitioner and found to have sustained serious head injuries,” said Herbst.

“Due to the seriousness of the man’s injuries, a Netcare helicopter was called to the scene to airlift him to hospital for further treatment.”

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