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McCoy: champion jockey faces a week out of action as he leaves hospital

Tony McCoy out for at least another week

TONY McCOY will be out of action for at least another week as a result of his crunching fall at Taunton last Friday.

The champion jockey was on his way home from Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton on Sunday afternoon, whenhis PA Gee Bradburne gave an update on his condition.

"He has fractured ribs and bruising on his lungs and will be having a quiet week; he'll definitely not be riding this week and does need to rest up," she said.

"He was allowed to go home after further tests had been completed and he's due to go back to the doctor in a week's time."

Bradburne added: "He sounds in good spirits, given he won't be riding, but he is very sore."

McCoy later tweeted: "Thankfully at long last I've got out of hospital. I have broken a few ribs and I am kinda sore but I will hopefully be back racing very soon."

McCoy had hopes of beating his best previous score for a season of 289 winners - and perhaps even reaching the magical mark of 300 - but his setback has led him to admit defeat in that quest.

His winner-tally for the season stood at 174 when he incurred a crunching fall on the Nicky Henderson-trained Laudatory on Friday in a handicap hurdle.

Barring calamity, McCoy will notch title number 17 this season, for he is 73 winners clear of Richard Johnson.

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