Ruby Walsh out for at least two months with broken arm

  • Jockey Ruby Walsh will not be back riding at a racecourse for at least two months after breaking his arm in a fall on Saturday (10 April).

    Ruby missed out on his Grand National ride aboard Big Fella Thanks, who finished fourth in the race, after falling earlier that day. Barry Geraghty took the ride.

    Ruby took a crashing fall from Celestial Halo in the Aintree Hurdle and was kicked by Won In The Dark.

    The jockey went to see an orthopaedic surgeon earlier yesterda (Monday 12 April).

    His sister and agent Jennifer said: “He went to see his surgeon Bill Quinlan. The arm is in plaster and he is going to be out for eight to 10 weeks.”

    Ruby will miss the Punchestown Festival (20-24 April), the Scottish National (17 April) and Cheltenham’s April Meeting Later this week (14-16 April).

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