Jockeys

Get well soon, Ruby

Ruby Walsh hospital files . . .

Broken legs

Broken ribs

Dislocated hips

Broken collarbone

Fractured shoulders

Broken wrists

Spleen removed

Broken arm

Crushed vertebrae

Broken ankles

Ruby suffered a “probable” broken leg in a fall from Let’s Dance at Punchestown today.

The Irishman, riding the 4-9 favourite, fell four fences from the end of the Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle.vWalsh, 38, was treated on the track before being taken to hospital in Naas for X-rays.

“Ruby has a probable fracture of his right tibia and fibia,” said the Turf Club’s chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick.

“He is going to Naas for X-rays and then he’ll be transferred to Tallaght.

“He got a nasty kick off his own horse when he was trying to get up. He’s fully alert, though.”

Walsh, for whom this was a third fall of the card, won the 2015 Champion Hurdle with Faugheen and was due to partner the horse in Sunday’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.

On ITV today Walsh’s good friend AP McCoy said, “He’s the best jockey I’ve ever known and the toughest man I’ve ever known.”

I’m sure all Lazybet readers will join me in sending best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Categories: Jockeys

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  1. I can’t pretend I like his disregard of punters Joe (without them he would never have had enjoyed the chance to show off his amazing talent/bravery) but that said, nobody deserves the ‘hospital files’ you showed us and of course, I (along with everyone else I hope) wish Ruby a speedy recovery.

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