Ruby Walsh set to miss the rest of the Cheltenham festival after suspected broken leg
Terrible news for the Irish jockey.
Ruby Walsh is set to miss the rest of the Cheltenham festival and could face a significant period out of the saddle after suffering a suspected broken leg in a fall on Wednesday.
Walsh, who only recently recovered from a broken leg, suffered a heavy fall while riding Al Boum Photo in the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase at Cheltenham and was removed from the racecourse by ambulance.
Walsh was stood down for the rest of Wednesday’s racing with a suspected broken leg, believed to be the same leg he broke as recently as November of last year.
Following examination by Doctors, Ruby Walsh has been stood down for the rest of the day. He would need to pass a further medical examination by Doctors before taking any further rides at the Festival.
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Ruby Walsh to have x-rays on leg injury following his fall. It is understood the doctor fears the rider may have broken the same leg as he did in November
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The jockey will have x-rays to determine the extent of the injury but the early signs are not encouraging; we wish him a speedy recovery.