Injured jockey Donavan Mansour is in good spirits after a successful operation on his broken pelvis at Waikato Hospital on Thursday.
The popular hoop sustained the injury after his mount reared up and fell backwards on to him at Te Aroha on Wednesday.
“The results were fantastic, the surgery went really well,” Mansour’s riding agent Tony Raklander said. “He looks a different person, he has all the colour back in his face.
“The surgeon was really happy with the results. He said everything went to plan, so they don’t see any issues going forward.”
Raklander said Mansour is doing so well he is set to start treatment with physiotherapists today.
“They are happy with the way he is progressing, so much so that they are going to get him up on the side of the bed today and start getting his body moving again, getting him sitting up and start using his upper body.
“The surgeon said that can take up to a couple of weeks after an incident like this (for physiotherapy to commence), so we are stoked. It’s a really positive result.”