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Davy Russell stood down at Thurles

Updated: Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 19:17 | Comments

Davy Russell has been stood down at Thurles
Davy Russell has been stood down at Thurles

Davy Russell has been stood down for 24 hours with a shoulder injury after suffering a fall at Thurles.

Ireland's champion jump jockey took the tumble when his mount Ussius was brought down at the third-last in the Easter Bunny Maiden Hurdle.

Russell is riding at home and not at the Grand National meeting at Aintree as he failed to gain medical clearance from the British Horseracing Authority as a result of the lung problem he sustained at the Cheltenham Festival.

He did though gain approval in Ireland and opted to postpone further treatment until the end of the season.

"He's stood down with a shoulder injury for 24 hours. There's nothing wrong with his chest. His chest is perfect," said the Irish Turf Club's senior medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick.

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