Mornington trainer Brett Scott is in an induced coma and has been airlifted to the Alfred Hospital reported Racing.com after being kicked in the head by a horse at his property on Wednesday afternoon.
The report said that the former jockey has a bleed on the brain and a fracture after the incident at his Mornington training property adjacent to the racecourse.
Trainer Pat Carey said Scott is a much-loved member of the tight-knit Mornington racing community with many already banding around Scott and his family.
“Brett and the Scott family are an integral part of the fabric here at Mornington and we’re all just crossing our fingers and hoping he’s okay," Carey said.
“He’s extremely well-liked and we’re all here to support him and his wife Kylie during this time.”
Australian Trainers’ Association CEO Andrew Nicholl confirmed Scott had arrived safely at the Alfred Hospital with medical staff saying they had stablised him and put him into an induced coma.
“All our thoughts are with Brett and his family, it’s still very early in the situation and we should have more information on his condition in the coming hours.”