Apprentice Lizzie Annells is expected to be sidelined for three to four months following a trackwork fall at Morphettville on Tuesday.
Annells, who recently gained her metropolitan licence and was booked for three rides at Oakbank on Wednesday, fell from a horse fracturing her wrist and will undergo surgery at SportsMed on Wednesday.
“There is never a good time to be injured,’’ Annells said.
“Things have been going OK, I was booked for 10 rides this week, so it’s hard to stay positive but that’s the way things go,’’ she said.
While Annells faces a stint on the sidelines, fellow apprentice Sophie Logan will return to race riding at Penola on Thursday.
Logan has enjoyed an extended break from the saddle over the festive season having ridden a winner at her last meeting riding at Strathalbyn back in late November.
Logan has been booked for four rides including Good Girl Bella in the Coonawarra Vignerons Cup (1700m) for the Jeff Searle stable.