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Fogarty taken for leg X-rays

Published 02/04/2015

Johnny Burke picks up the winning ride on Deano at Clonmel
Johnny Burke picks up the winning ride on Deano at Clonmel

Mikey Fogarty was taken to hospital for checks on his right leg after a crashing fall at Clonmel.

The rider was unseated early on from Oscar Invitation in the Holy Thursday Handicap Hurdle, won by Jo Go at 20-1.

Turf Club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick said: "He has a concussion and has been referred to hospital for X-rays on a possible fracture to his radius in his right leg.

"I spoke to the doctor at the track and he was conscious and alert, but taken for checks as a precaution.

"He will be automatically stood down for six days."

Dr Bernard Healy at Clonmel confirmed: "He has suffered a concussion and has been taken for X-rays with a query fracture of his right knee, but hopefully it is only a soft tissue injury."

Fogarty's mount in the following Slievenamon Beginners Chase was taken by Johnny Burke, who guided the Mary Louise Hallahan-trained Deano (3-1) to a 13-length success from The Herds Garden.

Hallahan said: "It's a pity for Mikey Fogarty and I hope his injury isn't too serious, but Jonathan gave him a great ride and he jumped great.

"I'm not too sure where he'll run next but if the ground gets too quick, he'll be left off. We'll look for a winners' of one over the next few weeks but a lot will depend on the weather."

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