He underwent surgery to reattach his shoulder to his bicep and it appears to have been successful.
“I have been painting house to keep busy I was so bored. But things seem to be coming along very nicely,” Byrne said.
“I am more advanced than predicted and soon as I get the green light to go flat out that is certainly what I will be doing with my rehabilitation.”
“At this stage I want to be back riding at the end of the month but most certainly by the main part of the winter carnival.”
Byrne said it had been hard watching a lot of horses he had been associated with win races.
“But you can't do anything about that and it is now a matter of being right for a comeback.”