Injured WEG riders recovering

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Two riders who were take to hospital after sustaining injuries during competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are both recovering.

Costa Rican rider Claudia Romero Chacon, who was injured in a fall on Thursday, August 28 during the endurance competition, underwent surgery for fractures and internal injuries on the day of the accident.

Her horse, Dorado, a 12-year-old gelding, was fatally injured in the accident, in which he hit a tree.

Chacon is recovering in hospital and it is expected that she will be discharged within a week. Her husband, Juan Diego, has recorded an audio message from his wife thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

Chilean rider Tomas Couve Correa, who had a fall in the second round of the team jumping competition on Wednesday, September 3 in the d’Ornano Stadium, was kept in hospital overnight and discharged the following morning.

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