Nightmarish Spill Leaves Jockey in Critical Condition
A jockey named Zack Ziegler is currently in a fight for his life after a horrifying horse accident. The 35-year-old father of four was riding a horse named After Burn when the horse collided with a rival and unseated him, leading to a series of unfortunate events.
Horse Crushes and Stamps on Jockey
The accident took a turn for the worse when After Burn fell directly on top of Zack and then rolled onto him in an attempt to get up. The terrible sequence of events ultimately ended with the horse stepping on the back of his neck. The jockey was airlifted to a hospital in Nebraska, US, where he underwent immediate surgery to stop a brain bleed.
Jockey's Condition and Injuries
Zack Ziegler remains in critical condition and his injuries are severe. In addition to the brain bleed, doctors suspect that he may have suffered a broken back, along with facial fractures and a deep cut to his right eye. He is currently on a ventilator, and there is no timeline for when he may wake up.
Long Road to Recovery
The jockey's partner, Carrie Robb, gave an update on his condition, expressing her hopes for his recovery. She mentioned that they attempted to wean him off the ventilator, but his condition worsened. Zack has four children who are eagerly waiting for him to come home. Robb expressed her gratitude for everyone's support and asked for prayers, love, and any help that people can offer during this difficult time.
GoFundMe Page for Medical Bills
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Ziegler's family with the medical bills. If you would like to contribute or share words of encouragement, you can visit the page here.
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