Sunday 11 December 2016

More injury woe for unlucky Russell

Published 01/09/2015 | 09:09

Davy Russell
Davy Russell

Davy Russell could out of action for the next two months after he suffered a broken arm and a broken foot in a fall at Cork on Sunday.

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Russell was preparing to ride Meadowlands in the Family Day Out Maiden Hurdle when his mount reared up and unshipped the former champion jockey.

Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: "Davy has fractured his left arm and has also fractured his right foot. He'll have an operation on his arm on Wednesday at the CUH (Cork University Hospital) and I would imagine he'll have his foot in plaster. He's probably looking at around 10 weeks out."

It is the second time this year Russell has had the misfortune of a broken arm after he sustained a fracture in a fall at Gowran in March.

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