Showjumper Billy Twomey to undergo back surgery

  • Irish showjumper Billy Twomey is to have surgery for a painful back problem.

    Billy, 35, has been suffering with a slipped disc in his lower back.

    On his website, Billy said: “I have been maintaining it with injections and have been guided by a number of different specialists including the team at Bolton Wanderers who look after the footballers.

    “The time has come to get it sorted once and for all; the operation will happen in Germany and I will be in hospital for about a week and then an intense period of physio will be needed.”

    His operation is scheduled for the second week in November. The Nottinghamshire-based rider will be out of action for several weeks after the surgery, but hopes to be back just before Christmas.

    Stable jockey Anthony Condon will keep Billy’s horses — including his London 2012 Olympics mount, Tinka’s Serenade — ticking over, he added.

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