Apprentice Tyla Becker to miss large chunk of local season after suffering fractured knee in trackwork fall

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Apprentice Tyla Becker suffered a cruel injury blow.
Camera IconApprentice Tyla Becker suffered a cruel injury blow. Credit: Laurie Benson

Apprentice jockey Tyla Becker has been dealt a major setback in her Great Southern riding stint, suffering a knee injury on Monday.

Becker is one of the apprentices based in the Great Southern for the 2021-22 season, teaming up with leading trainer Steve Wolfe.

The 23-year-old fractured her right knee in a trackwork fall in Albany on Monday morning.

The injury is a cruel blow for Becker, who will miss a large chunk of the Albany and Mt Barker season.

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Becker is hoping the best outcome will be eight weeks out of the saddle.

“It’s a very unfortunate setback but I will be counting down the days till I can return,” she said.

“It’s really devastating as I was looking forward to a great season.”

Becker fractured her patella bone and is in a splint. She will find out on Wednesday if surgery is required.

The rising apprentice rode a winner at the first meeting at Percy Spencer Racecourse last Sunday, guiding Ayasha to victory.

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