French jockey Cedric Segeon, who was involved in a car accident on 10 February when he left Greyville racecourse, is out of danger after having been under observation at the St Augustine Hospital in Durban. Segeon was discharged last week and is now resting at a friend’s house.
Unfortunately, he is unable to continue riding in Durban and is looking forward to flying back to Mauritius on February 22.
“I consider myself very lucky to escape serious injury as it was a very bad accident.
“I can’t really recall exactly what happened. I just found myself in bed at the hospital after I gained consciousness,” Segeon told the Racegoer.
He was induced into an artificial coma to undergo further tests at the Neurology section of the hospital. Luckily nothing was broken and there was no internal bleeding. He however suffers from bruising and concussion.
His head scan also revealed no fracture. “I am at the moment very tired and am resting. I have the opportunity to talk to my family and unfortunately won’t be able to ride here again.
“I’m very disappointed since I targeted a couple of winners. I worked a few horses at Summerveld and it’s indeed disappointing not to ride them in races,” the Frenchman said.
“I’m flying back to Mauritius next Thursday where I’ll start track work by the end of this month.
“I’ll be able to continue my riding commitments for the Patrick Merven stable on the island,” he said.
Segeon rode Everlast to win a Graduation Plate for Mike de Kock’s stable on the afternoon he was injured. – Gold Circle.