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Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Davy Russell suffers only soft tissue injury and bruising in Roscommon fall

Davy Russell aiming to be fit for riding and hurling after fall
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Davy Russell is expecting to be out of action for only a few days following a fall at Roscommon on Tuesday.

Ireland's champion jockey, who went to Tullamore Hospital for x-rays for a suspected fractured tibia, said yesterday: "Luckily there was no fracture and we're talking about soft tissue injury and bruising.

"It's sore and I can't put a boot on the leg today, but I'll know more in a day or two and should be back quite soon."

Russell was riding the Gordon Elliott-trained Crack Of Thunder in a handicap chase when his mount fell four out.

Russell has another big date next week when he is due to captain his  team against a side managed by Jim Bolger in the seventh annual Hurling for Cancer Research match in St Conleth's Park, Newbridge on Tuesday.


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It's sore and I can't put a boot on the leg today, but I'll know more in a day or two and should be back quite soon

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