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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Royston Ffrench aiming to be back for start of Flat after Jebel Ali fall

Royston Ffrench: suffered injuries in a Jebel Ali fall
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Royston Ffrench is hoping to be back in action at the start of the turf season after suffering multiple injuries in a fall at Jebel Ali.

Ffrench sustained a dislocated elbow and fractures to his leg and arm in the incident late last month.

"He has had his operation and things are moving as you'd expect," the jockey's agent Mark Furnass said. "He's hopeful he will be back round about the start of the turf season.

"He's got to have some x-rays and it's a case of seeing how things come along. He's being well looked after and the heat will probably help his recovery."

Ffrench, a regular visitor to the UAE and the winner of the Dubai Duty Free on World Cup night in 2010, was injured when the eight-year-old Frankyfourfingers fell while in the lead in the Group 3 Jebel Ali Mile.  

He had already landed a winner and a second on the Jebel Ali undercard before the accident, in which his mount was fatally injured.

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He's being well looked after and the heat will probably help his recovery

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