Katelyn Mallyon hopes an appointment with Racing Victoria doctor Gary Zimmerman this Wednesday will provide some insight on when she might be able to return to the saddle.

The popular apprentice has not ridden since suffering severe ankle ligament damage in a trackwork accident at Caulfield on 4 August.

The 21-year-old has spent weeks resting the leg but hopes Dr Zimmerman provides approval to start exercising.

“I’m just doing physio at the moment because I’ve been in a moonboot and I’m just weaning myself out of that,” she said.

“Because I’ve been in a moonboot for so long my whole ankle just needs to be moved. It’s just all frozen up.

“I see Gary on Wednesday and I’m hoping he’ll give me a timeframe to work towards.

“I’m hoping it won’t be too long until I can at least get back to trackwork. Maybe in the next couple of weeks would be good.”

Mallyon’s injury came when she was at the top of her game, just over a week after riding her maiden metropolitan Saturday treble, which edged her to within two wins of outriding her metropolitan claim.

“The timing couldn’t have been worse. I’ve just got no momentum now.

“It wasn’t broken but I completed stretched all the ligaments in my ankle. I nearly needed an operation on it. It wasn’t broken, but if anything I would have preferred a broken ankle.”