Nyssa Burrells has opened her eyes

Nyssa Burrells
Nyssa Burrells after winning Echuca CIH SV 3YO Fillies Maiden Plate at Echuca Racecourse on October 03, 2016 in Echuca, Australia. (Brendan McCarthy/Racing Photos)

Apprentice Nyssa Burrells has been slowly opening her eyes after a week in an induced coma in Liverpool Hospital following a fall.

Racing NSW’s Dr David Duckworth said on Friday Burrells was still sedated but hopefully that would be decreased over the next few days.

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Burrells was riding a horse which fell and landed on top of her in the jump-outs last Friday at Warwick Farm.

She underwent surgery to relieve a bleed on her brain and was placed in the induced coma.