Cheltenham Competition 2018: Ruby Walsh taken to hospital with suspected damaged leg after fall


Ruby Walsh was rushed to hospital with a suspected damaged leg after a heavy fall on day two of the Cheltenham Competition.

Essentially the most profitable jockey in Competition historical past was stood down for the remainder of Wednesday after falling from Al Boum Photograph within the RSA Insurance coverage Novices’ Chase – the second race of the day.

Walsh was as a result of companion Douvan within the large race of the day, the Betway Queen Mom Champion Chase, with that mount subsequently taken by Patrick Mullins.

The 38-year-old solely returned to aggressive motion final Thursday after he suffered a damaged leg at Punchestown on November 18.

He was taken to hospital for additional examination, and Douvan’s proprietor Wealthy Ricci stated: “He is been taken to hospital with a suspected damaged leg. It is a disgrace and I hope he is OK.

“It looks like it’s the same leg.”

Walsh will want medical clearance earlier than he can take up any additional rides on the final two days of the assembly.

The British Horseracing Authority’s stewarding group tweeted:

Walsh rode two winners on the Cheltenham Competition on Tuesday – aboard Footpad within the Arkle Trophy and Benie Des Dieux within the Mares’ Hurdle.

READ MORE: Cheltenham 2018: Day two preview, top tips for the Festival and live coverage on talkSPORT

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