Injured jockey Daniel Stackhouse was discharged from hospital on Tuesday night, but there is no exact timeline on his return.

Stackhouse sustained fractured ribs and bruising to his chest and heart following an awkward fall at Stawell on Easter Sunday.

The hoop said he was taking it easy after becoming dislodged from the Brett Scott-trained Ruby Downs in the Newmarket Gold Stawell Gold Mines Maiden Plate (1300m).

The most alarming aspect of Stackhouse's injuries involved his heart, forcing him to be kept in the cardiac ward at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne following the fall.

"The reason I was in hospital for so long was my heart rate kept dropping so low," Stackhouse told's Racing Ahead on RSN 927.

"Two nights ago they had to wake me up, there were about seven doctors around me, and my heart rate was around 35 (beats per minute).

"I was in the cardiac ward, they were putting monitors on me.

"It was sitting on 40, and it'd drop right down at times.

"They managed to release me last night, so things are looking OK."

Stackhouse said the doctors told him he could be back in the saddle in a few weeks, but it is small steps after the incident.

"I'll see how this first week goes, and we'll plan it from there," he said.