Phelan injured in Trentham fall

Shaun PhelanCambridge jumps jockey Shaun Phelan is in Hutt Hospital after being injured in a fall from Tom’s Myth in the Wellington Steeplechase at Trentham yesterday.

According to his partner Emily Farr, Phelan (pictured) suffered a fractured shoulder blade and ribs and also has punctured lung.

Phelan is to undergo a CT scan this afternoon to determine the extent of his shoulder blade injury. A decision will then made whether he undergoes an operation at Hutt Hospital or is transferred to Waikato Hospital.

Phelan won the 2012 Wellington Steeplechase on Tom’s Myth and was also third on him last year, behind Mr Mor.