The condition of Canadian rider Hawley Bennett-Awad, who was thrown from Gin & Juice during the cross-country phase of the Olympic eventing competition at Greenwich Park on Monday, is improving.
Bennett-Awad fell at the third fence and suffered a concussion, which is improving, and a stable sacral fracture, according to Equine Canada president Michael Gallagher.
A sacral fracture is a break in the sacrum, a large, triangular bone at the base of the spine.
Bennett-Awad was taken to the Royal London Hospital by ambulance and admitted for observation and pain management.
“We will continue to monitor her progress,” Gallagher said.