Ruby Walsh set to miss the rest of the Cheltenham festival after suspected broken leg 4 years ago

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.

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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.

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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.