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Richie McGrath is set for a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collar bone at Uttoxeter on Sunday

Updated: Monday, 24 Sep 2012 10:00 | Comments

Irish rider Richie McGrath sustained a broken collar bone at Uttoxeter
Irish rider Richie McGrath sustained a broken collar bone at Uttoxeter

Richie McGrath is set for a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collar bone at Uttoxeter on Sunday.

Tipperary-born McGrath took a heavy fall from the John Mackie-trained Bureaucrat in the 32Red Handicap Hurdle in unusual circumstances.

The horse appeared to jump the third-last flight without a problem but stumbled a few strides after it, throwing McGrath to the floor.

"I've broken my collar bone but it could be a lot worse," said McGrath.

"I'll just have to see how it goes, I hope I won't be out too long.

"Usually I'm a pretty quick healer but you just never know, every injury is different.

"Hopefully it will be no more than three or four weeks."

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