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Jockey Maurice Linehan is likely to be sidelined for at least a couple of months after a fall at Kempton

Updated: Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 11:54 | Comments

Linehan took a crashing fall from Mister Hyde at the first fence in Saturday's Racing Plus Chase at Kempton
Linehan took a crashing fall from Mister Hyde at the first fence in Saturday's Racing Plus Chase at Kempton

Jumps jockey Maurice Linehan is likely to be sidelined for at least a couple of months after suffering bad injuries in a fall at Kempton on Saturday.

The 5lb claiming conditional has been detained in St George's Hospital, Tooting, following his spill from the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Mister Hyde at the first fence in the Racing Plus Chase.

"He's broken his sternum and has broken two vertebrae," said the Jackdaws Castle handler.

"He's still in hospital for a few days and we will see what happens when it all settles down a bit.

"He'll be out for a little while.

"I'm no doctor, but from experience I'd say he'd be out for a couple of months."

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