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Martin Dwyer

Martin Dwyer: took crashing fall near the line in opener

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Dwyer suffers neck injury in Southwell fall

MARTIN DWYER was on Friday evening discharged from hospital on Friday having suffered a concussion and neck injuries in a freak fall at Southwell earlier in the afternoon.

Dwyer's mount Columbian Roulette looked destined to win the opener as he led the field deep in the final furlong before jinking violently to the left and sending his rider crashing to the ground.

Medics were quick to attend to the Derby-winning jockey, who lost consciousness in the fall. He regained consciousness in the ambulance before leaving the track.

PJA chief executive Paul Struthers (‏@paulmstruthers) tweeted an update on Friday evening. He said: "Just spoken again to Martin Dwyer's wife. CT scan clear and so is MRI of spine so whilst concussed and sore he's being discharged. Great news."

Dwyer was accompanied by the racecourse doctor to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

The absence of the designated number of medical staff on course led to a delay of more than an hour before the rest of the meeting could continue.

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