Cawley out for at least six weeks with dislocated shoulders

Alain Cawley: jockey had made a good start to season before fall

PICTURE: Caroline Norris (racingpost.com/photos) Cawley dislocates both shoulders at Kempton
By David Baxter 5:02PM 17 OCT 2016

ALAIN CAWLEY is facing six to eight weeks on the sidelines after dislocating both his shoulders in a fall at Kempton on Sunday.

Cawley suffered the injuries when he unseated from the Richard Hobson-trained Surf And Turf in a handicap chase, but was able to see a specialist on Monday after being discharged from St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey on Sunday evening.

The jump jockey said: "I'll be out for a minimum of six weeks. I'm not as sore as you would expect. I've got use of both hands, my right shoulder is a little bit better than the left so I've got a bit of movement and am not in absolute agony."

The injury is ill-timed for Cawley, who has ridden 11 winners so far this season and is on track to beat his previous British best in a campaign of 18.

There was better news for Henry Brooke, who returned home on Monday having been released from hospital in Newcastle.

Brooke was placed in an induced coma and suffered eight broken ribs and a collapsed lung after a fall at Hexham earlier this month.

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