Laura Collett: British rider makes progress after fall

Laura Collett

British event rider Laura Collett is making progress after sustaining lung damage in a fall a week ago.

The 23-year-old confirmed on Monday that she had walked for the first time since being hurt in a fall from the mare Tis A Beauty at the Tweseldown Horse Trials in Hampshire.

"Progress people... I have been for a walk down the corridor!," she posted on Twitter.external-link

"My face is covered in some beautiful bruises but all in all I'm good!"

Following her fall on 8 July, Collett's website said she had injuries "consistent with being crushed".

Tests on her head and brain were clear, but she was initially kept sedated to enable her lungs to recover.

Collett, who has been training Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star for dressage following the record-breaking steeplechaser's retirement last year, hopes to compete for Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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