Hector hits another hurdle

By Adam Hamilton

SIDELINED star Hectorjayjay won’t be ready in time for the Melbourne Inter Dominion.

New trainer Matty Craven had hoped the multiple Group 1 winner was on target with his latest comeback, but scans during this week proved a setback.

“One part of the tendon has healed well, but the other part needs more time,” he said. “He had some more PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment and will go back into his box.

“We’ll get him scanned again in eight weeks and if it looks ready, we’ll step his work up again.

“So that’s obviously the end of the Inter Dominion and anything this year. Probably the Miracle Mile as well.

“But this is really the last shot we’re going to have at getting him back, so we won’t take any risks or rush anything.”

Hectorjayjay first went amiss after his career-best win in the Group 1 Blacks A Fake at Albion Park last July.

His only run since came on June 21 this year where he won easily at Kilmore, but then sustained another tendon injury when trained by Gavin Lang.

He was transferred to Craven soon after so he could mix beach training at Warrnambool into his rehabilitation program.

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