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Cannon sidelined after fracturing neck in Stratford fall

Tom Cannon: suffered injury in fall at Stratford
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Tom Cannon is set for a spell of four to six weeks on the sidelines after fracturing his neck in a fall at Stratford last Saturday.

Cannon suffered the injury in a fall from the Chris Gordon-trained Ballycoe in a 2m3½f handicap chase, but was able to take his final ride on the card in the bumper.

"I got a lift home and went to Brighton hospital as it was nearer home and spent Saturday and Sunday night there and had CT and MRI scans," Cannon said.

"I was then discharged on Monday despite the fact I was in abject pain. I was then called back in on Tuesday and they decided upon reviewing the scans I had fractured my C1 anterior arch and the defects seen in the scans were not congenital as they were initially thought."

Next week Cannon will see a specialist which will help determine how quickly he can start his recovery.

Cannon was enjoying a productive season, with 36 winners and was on course to eclipse last season's tally of 38.

They decided upon reviewing the scans that I had fractured my C1 anterior arch
E.W. Terms