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Ruby Walsh unsure of comeback date after fall at Cheltenham

Updated: Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 16:14 | Comments

Ruby Walsh fell from Abbyssial in the JCB Triumph Hurdle
Ruby Walsh fell from Abbyssial in the JCB Triumph Hurdle

Ruby Walsh will see a specialist later this week to find out how long he is likely to be out of action for following his nasty fall at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday.

Walsh was leading the way aboard in Abbyssial in the JCB Triumph Hurdle when his mount came to grief at the second hurdle and plunged the rider into the turf.

It was soon evident the Festival's leading jockey had fractured his arm and it was later discovered he had also dislocated his shoulder

Walsh told Racing UK: "I've been worse - I'm not too bad.

"I had an operation on Friday night in Gloucester to put my shoulder back into its socket. There was a fracture at the top of the arm as well."

Asked whether he will be out for the remainder of the National Hunt season, Walsh said: "I don't know. I would have thought so, but I'll know more when I see the specialist later in the week.

"I need to wait for the swelling to go down before they can get a clearer picture."

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