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Condon stable after fall at Cork
31 Aug 2014 20:08
Davy Condon was taken to hospital with a suspected back injury after taking a heavy fall from Flaxen Flare at Cork.
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He was hurt when the Gordon Elliott-trained evens favourite tumbled at the second-last flight when still firmly in contention for the Online Ticket Sales At corkracecourse.ie Hurdle race won by Plinth.
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Condon was taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance.
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The rider reportedly regained consciousness shortly after the fall and Dr Tom Purcell, Turf Club medical officer, reported at 4.45pm: "Davy Condon is stable and moving everything now. Initially he couldn't move, but had full movement within 10 minutes.
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"He has a possible thoracic fracture of his spine and has been taken by Dr Kevin Brennan to Cork University Hospital for scans."
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That was confirmed by the Turf Club's senior medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick. Speaking from the Curragh, he said: "We are waiting for a scan report to come through from Cork."
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Condon missed a winning ride on Razia (12-1), with David Casey taking the mount on Andrew Slattery's charge in the Buy Online At corkracecourse.ie Handicap Hurdle.
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