Jockey Philip Carberry is likely to make his return to the track at the start of December, after being sidelined from injury when kicked by a horse after a fall at Auteuil on 5th October 5.
While aboard Saphir Du Bosc in a hurdle event for Francois Cotting, Carberry was injured, incurring a three day stay at Paris's Ambroise Pare Hospital.
"Initially the doctors were concerned about my kidneys as I was kicked in my lower back, but in fact they found I had six different fractures to three vertebrae as well as in my hip and a cracked rib,â€ Carberry said.
Anticipating a return to the track in time for the International Jumps Weekend schedule for the start of December he said, â€œThings have been slow healing and I went for a MRI scan on Monday, which showed I still have two cracks in one of my vertebrae.
â€œI now hope to be back for December 1. If I didnâ€™t know any better I probably would have been back two weeks ago, but it is better to be safe than sorry and have no reoccurring problems.â€