Sunday 17 December 2017

Fehily's tale of woe

December 2000

Misses out on the ride on Welsh National favourite, and eventual runner-up Moral Support after breaking a collarbone the week before.

March 2006

In his first season riding as number two in Jonjo O'Neill's stable, a broken ankle rules him out of the Cheltenham festival 10 days beforehand.

December 2008

Suffers a broken collarbone five days before the King George VI Chase, in which he was set to ride the eventual fifth, Air Force One.

May 2009

Forced to take a month off after an operation to remove kidney stones left him with a kidney infection and a high fever.

January 2010

A fall at Cheltenham leaves him requiring surgery after the tendons were torn from his right shoulder.

August 2010

Is diagnosed with a fractured collarbone and bruised spine after being airlifted to hospital following a spill on the schooling ground.

November 2010

Taken to hospital after sustaining a broken wrist following a fall in the Sportingbet.com Hurdle at Newbury yesterday.

Irish Independent

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