December Looking Good For Philip Carberry

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.

Auteuil Racecourse

Auteuil Racecourse

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,” Carberry said.

Anticipating a return to the track in time for the International Jumps Weekend schedule for the start of December he said, “Things 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.

“I now hope to be back for December 1. If I didn’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.”

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