Saturday 17 March 2018

Renato Souza set for spell on sidelines after horror Kempton fall

Renato Souza is set for a spell on the sidelines after damaging his neck in a horrible incident at Kempton on Monday.

The Brazilian-born freelance had to be stretchered from the track after his mount, the ill-fated Silvercombe, was brought down in a three-horse pile-up.

He was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey for precautionary X-rays and his agent, Adam Brook, was able to offer the latest news on Tuesday morning.

He said: "The update I've had is that he has fractured two vertebrae and he has been transferred to a neck specialist in London.

"However, I've been told he is able to move his legs and arms. It was an unpleasant incident, but it could have been much worse."

Press Association

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