THE jockey who suffered serious head injuries after falling during a race in Tamworth last week is now in rehabilitation.
Twenty-seven-year-old Hari Singh was moved from a ward in John Hunter hospital to the Rankin Park rehabilitation centre in Newcastle on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr Singh has improved to the point where he can hold short conversations before having to rest.
Racing NSW has been working to bring his wife, Abu Tuver, and young daughter Priya from their home in rural India to his bedside, appealing on compassionate grounds to fast-track their passage to Australia.
Their visas have reportedly been approved, subject to them passing a medical examination.
Racing NSW safety officer Maurice Logue said the migration officer dealing with the family’s case was hopeful the process would be completed by early next week and they could be flown over soon after.
Mr Singh’s life hung in the balance after he fell during race seven at Tamworth earlier this month.