Timmy Murphy: damaged his back in a fall at Newbury on FridayPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Murphy faces up to six weeks on the sidelines
TIMMY MURPHY will miss the ride on The Package in the Hennessy Gold Cup after damaging two vertebrae in a fall at Newbury on Friday afternoon.
The jockey was taken to hospital in Swindon on Friday night after in some pain last night following the fall but was later released.
His agent Chris Broad said on Saturday morning: "Timmy will not ride at Newbury today where he has two rides including The Package in the Hennessy
"He has damaged a couple of vertebrae in his back but is stable and left hospital yesterday evening. He is likely to be sidelined for up to six weeks as a result."
Tom Scudamore replaces Murphy on The Package in the Hennessy. He also rides Consigliere and Star Of Angels.