Walsh suffers broken arm in Wolverhampton fall

Wolverhampton: racing was delayed by two hours after incident

PICTURE: Getty Images Walsh breaks arm in Wolverhampton fall
By David Baxter 8:00AM 18 FEB 2017

EOIN WALSH and William Cox were reported to be in "good spirits" following a three-horse pile-up at Wolverhampton on Friday night.

Cox suffered a small hairline fracture to his jaw, while Walsh sustained the more serious injury, breaking his left arm. The other jockey involved in the accident, Toby Eley, walked away from the fall.

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Cox was in a prominent position on Mobley Chaos entering the home turn in the 7f apprentice handicap when his mount clipped heels and came down. Walsh, riding Secret Lightning, was hampered and unseated, while Eley was brought down on Binky Blue in the melee.

John Flint, the trainer of Mobley Chaos, accompanied the jockey to hospital. He said on Saturday morning: "All of William's scans and X-rays came back good, they just found a small fracture to his jaw and he's broken some of his front teeth.

Cox was knocked unconscious in the fall, and Flint added: "He can't remember much, he remembers me giving him the tack but that's about it. He's sore but is in good spirits."

On Walsh, Flint added: "He's broken his left arm, and it's quite a nasty break so he will be out for a while. But he was okay in himself, joking and laughing."

The three horses involved returned safely.

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