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    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    All the best, hope everything is ok.

    #134807
    stilvi
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    I echo your point but that looked an accident waiting to happen to me. The horse was never jumping for him and he rode into the fence as if it were the last – unfortunately there was no stride and the fall looked distinctly ‘pilot error’.

    #134809
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    Frankly the cause of the fall doesn’t matter in the slightest any more.

    Am I right in understanding the horse was up and away ok?

    All the very best to Tony McCoy and really hope it wasn’t as serious as it looked. Hope to see him back soon.

    #134810
    Kautostar1
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    Terrible fall really hope he’s ok :(

    #134817
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Frankly the cause of the fall doesn’t matter in the slightest any more.

    Am I right in understanding the horse was up and away ok?

    All the very best to Tony McCoy and really hope it wasn’t as serious as it looked. Hope to see him back soon.

    Zoz, i saw the horse get up and run on so yes, i think the horse is ok.

    #134820
    Zoz
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    Cheers Gaz, I thought I saw the horse get up but was a bit distracted with something else at the time so wasn’t entirely sure

    Really glad he’s ok :)

    #134824
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    No problems Zoz.

    It was a horrible fall, the horse didnt seem to know there was a fence there and just ploughed straight through it, and i think it actually landed on McCoy after he was plunged to the floor.

    Best wishes Tony.

    Gareth.

    #134838
    moehat
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    Have never been McCoy’s greatest fan, but was really upset to see him taken away on a stretcher – made me realise what a huge presence he is in jump racing; he seems indestructable – hope he is; will be glad to see him back,good luck to him, thoughts go out to his wife and daughter…

    #134855
    crizzy
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    Have to disagree there…. :shock: Would put him on my horses anyday, only problem is I aint got any horses :D But if I did…

    #134857
    Zoz
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    The rave reviews received for his ride yesterday at Huntingdon (Prince Adare I believe?) would suggest otherwise Mansun but then I’ve not seen these posts on other boards so can’t really comment.

    #134862
    moehat
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    His ride on Straw Bear the other day was brilliant; I’d so hate it if a horse that he would have ridden wins the Grand National this year…

    #134867
    Friggo
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    I think we already know who AP will ride in the National, assuming both horse and jockey make it OK (fingers crossed). Butler’s Cabin.

    #134878
    Kingston Town
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    Hope he’s OK. 8) RP said that ‘Early reports suggested that McCoy may have damaged vertebrae.
    “The fall was bad enough, but he got a pretty good kicking as well and he’s got a lot of pain from both sides of his lower back,â€

    #134884
    Fist of Fury 2k8
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    Seems the RP are the only ones saying that but don’t mention who the source was……wish they wouldn’t write unsubstantiated crap like that. When that was written the doctors had already said they didn’t know what is causing him pain yet and have said so.

    The hope is it’s no more than bruising but they won’t know for sure until they complete their tests.

    Best of luck for a speedy recovery

    Seems they know more than the doctors and he has a fractured vertebrae, I was dreading that :cry:

    His assistant reckons he could be back in 6 weeks and the doctors seem confident AP will be back in time for the festival which I find strange……..My understanding is that you can look forward to at least 6 weeks in bed with a fractured T12 vertebrae… it certainly takes at least that time for any fracture to heal…….He will then take a few weeks more to get back to full fitness.

    Hate to be a pessimist but the thing is it could take a little longer to heal and that is something he can’t afford. I would have thought because of his profession his doctors would be extra cautious and won’t allow him to get active until they are 100% he has fully recovered…mind you jockeys are a tough bunch and will say anything to get back in the saddle…..even knew one who showed the course doctor the wrong hand to examine and got away it :lol: …..I hope they are right and he does make it, wouldn’t be the same without AP booting one home at the Festival.

    #134902
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    says on ceefax that he’s got a cracked vertebra but there’s no nerve damage – hopefully back in time for Cheltenham – I’m so pleased at this news.

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