Twiston-Davies faces elbow operation in race to be fit for Tingle Creek
Sam Twiston-Davies will undergo an operation on Monday on the broken elbow he sustained in a Sandown fall last weekend.
The number one rider to Paul Nicholls had his elbow put in a cast on Monday after his tumble from Double Ross the previous afternoon and is unsure when he will be fit to resume.
He said on Wednesday: “I'm having the elbow pinned and plated. It’s a straightforward procedure and will hopefully hasten my recovery.
“I'll just have to take it week by week and hope the bone heals quickly. It’s hard to deal with something like this as things had been going so well for me, but lots of jockeys go through it. I’ve generally been lucky with injuries, so I shouldn’t complain.”
Initially Twiston-Davies had hoped to be back in time for Newbury’s Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, featuring the Ladbrokes Trophy (formerly the Hennessy Gold Cup) at the start of next month, but he realises he may have to wait a bit longer.
“I’d love to be back for Politologue in the Tingle Creek at Sandown [December 9], but whether that’s realistic I’m not entirely sure,” he said.
“What’s certain is that I'll be guided by the expertise of Emma Edwards, one of the physios at Oaksey House, and will work as hard as I can to get back as quickly as possible.”
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