We have super news this morning out of New Brunswick, New Jersey, where Jessica Phoenix has been recovering from injuries she sustained after her rotational fall with Exultation on Saturday, May 9, on the CCI2* cross country course at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.
Jessica’s husband, Joel, confirmed to EN that she has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and is feeling better today. Dawn said they do not yet know when Jessica can leave the hospital.
“She wanted to thank everyone for all their prayers and well wishes,” Joel said. Let’s keep the healing vibes going, EN!
Jessica broke three ribs and her sacrum, the triangular bone at the base of the spine, in the fall; she also sustained damage to her liver, which was repaired Saturday afternoon in surgery. She was wearing an air vest during the fall.
It’s great to see Jessica smiling! Her resiliency is legendary, and I think we can all agree that she is one of the toughest eventers in the sport. Our thoughts are with the whole Ferguson family; Joel; and their two children, 4-year-old Jacob and 3-month-old Jordan.