Belfast Telegraph

Home Sport Racing

Jonathan Burke sustains suspected fractured vertebrae

Leading rider Jonathan Burke suffered suspected fractured vertebrae in a gallops incident on Tuesday morning.

Burke, who is retained jockey to prominent owners Ann and Alan Potts, sustained the injury during a schooling session at his father Liam's yard in County Cork.

Senior Turf Club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick said: "He is comfortable in Cork University Hospital but we will know more once he has had a CT scan."

Burke suffered suffered two compressed vertebrae fractures in a fall at Thurles in January, but was fit enough to ride at both the Cheltenham Festival and in the Crabbie's Grand National, in which he finished fifth aboard Goonyella.


From Belfast Telegraph