Zoe White on De Mestre after winning race one at the Yeppoon Races recently. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Zoe White on De Mestre after winning race one at the Yeppoon Races recently. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Zoe White released from Brisbane Hospital after surgery

ROCKHAMPTON apprentice jockey, Zoe White was released from Brisbane Hospital this afternoon.

Zoe has undergone a number a specialist medical procedures for facial injuries sustained in a horror fall at Thangool races on Saturday, December 5 and was airlifted to Brisbane Hospital the following day.

She has spent the last 10 days undergoing a series of surgical procedures on her jaw, palate and fractures to her cheeks and eye sockets as well as a deep wound to her mouth and multiple missing teeth.

Her trainer Tim Cook said all have been successful with no complications

Cook told The Morning Bulletin that Zoe has made a full recovery, has been released from hospital but will remain in Brisbane to see specialists next week.

She is expected to return to Rockhampton next Tuesday, in time to celebrate Christmas with her family.

Zoe, 17, the protégé of fallen jockey Carly-Mae Pye, has remained adamant she will return to racing, despite her trainer Tim Cook suggesting they both retire.