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Paul Bohan

Paul Bohan: out for at least six weeks after suffering a crushed vertebra

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Bohan leaves hospital but faces six weeks out

JOCKEY Paul Bohan suffered a crushed vertebra in a fall at Kempton on Saturday, but has been discharged from St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey after being informed he will not require surgery.

Instead the 22-year-old conditional rider, who received a heavy kick to the back when parting company with Laterly in a handicap hurdle, has been told to report to the spinal unit at St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Thursday to arrange some physiotherapy and treatment sessions.

Bohan said: “The T7 vertebra is right in the middle of the shoulderblades and is too low for a neck collar and too high up for a brace, so it is up to me to keep myself supported and not do anything silly.”

Bohan, who works for trainer Steve Gollings, added: “The doctors have warned me if I don’t look after this then I
won’t be a jump jockey for much longer.

“I’ve been told I’ll be out for a minimum of six weeks and then the doctors will want to see me again to check me out and see how the injury is progressing.”

Bohan has partnered eight winners from 41 rides in Britain.

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