Victorian based jockey Lachie King is nursing three fractured ribs, a fractured vertebrae and a punctured lung after a race fall at Wodonga on Sunday.
King was taken to hospital in Albury after being dislodged from the Peter Donnelly-trained Ameripark in the $23,000 Maiden Plate, (1590m).
His manager, Justin Phillips, remained hopeful that King could be released from hospital later this week.
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However, King will need an exemption to return to Victoria under present COVID-19 restrictions.
"He's very sore and didn't get much sleep overnight but is hoping he can be released on Tuesday," Phillips told Racing.com
"We are just waiting to hear the particulars with how he'll get back to the border under the current restrictions.
"We're confident he will be okay to get back into Victoria under an exemption."
It is expected King will miss the next six weeks.
King won the VRC Derby last spring.
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