We have an update on Jessica Phoenix’s condition after her rotational fall with Exultation at fence 6, a hanging log with a steep drop off the back, on the CCI2* cross country course this morning at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.
Rusty Lowe, FEI safety officer for Jersey Fresh, confirmed to EN that Jessica broke three ribs, her clavicle and her sacrum in the fall. She has been transported to the trauma center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she is reportedly in stable condition.
Jessica has no head or neck injuries and is currently being assessed for internal injuries. We will continue to update you on Jessica’s condition in this post, so keep checking back. You can also keep an eye on the Phoenix Equestrian Team Facebook page for updates at this link.
Exultation, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding owned by Jessica, was uninjured in the fall. The EN team sends our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for Jessica. Go Phoenix Equestrian Team!
Update: Jessica underwent surgery this afternoon at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to repair damage to her liver that she sustained in the fall. The surgery went well and she is resting comfortably tonight. She is expected to make a full recovery. Please join the EN team in sending lots of positive thoughts her way.