Jockey fighting for life in coma after horse crushed her

Female rising star jockey, 30, fighting for life in a coma with critical brain injuries after a horse rolled on her head in a fall

A rising female star jockey is fighting for life in an coma after a horse rolled on her head Friday morning. 

NSW apprentice jockey Nyssa Burrells had emergency surgery for a bleed on the brain at Liverpool Hospital.

Racing NSW said the 30-year-old suffered a fall during jump-outs at Warwick Farm, west of , when the horse she was riding fell and landed on her. 

‘She is in the operating theatre now having the bleed drained from her brain,‘ Racing NSW Dr David Duckworth said. 

Ms Burrells has a number of other injuries with more to be known in the next 24 hours.

Dozens of people have taken to social media to share their well wishes for the young jockey described as a ‘brave little lady‘.

Six months ago, jockey Donna Philpot died at Bendigo Racecourse, Victoria, after the horse she was riding fell during a jump-out. 

The track rider ‘devoted her life to thoroughbred racing‘. 

The 40-year-old‘s horse was also euthanised by a veterinarian because of the extent of its injuries. 

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