Jack Kennedy is rated as "50-50" to return to action this weekend after more than six weeks on the with a broken arm, according to Gordon Elliott.
It marks the latest in a long line of lengthy injury setbacks for the Gold Cup-winning jockey.
Kennedy had two winners at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting, both for Elliott and both in Grade Ones – on Mighty Potter in the Future Champions Novice Hurdle and Fury Road in the Neville Hotels Novice Chase.
He is booked to ride Where It All Began and Hardline at Tramore on Saturday and the exciting Ginto in the Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle on Sunday.
Elliott said on Friday: "Jack rode two lots out this morning and a horse jerked and his shoulder is a bit sore.
"He said he wouldn’t ride today and he’s probably 50-50 to ride on Sunday."