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Josh Moore: Suffered a hard fall over Gleno at Haydock on Saturday

Josh Moore: Suffered a hard fall over Gleno at Haydock on Saturday

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by Andrew Dietz

Josh Moore is facing another injury nightmare after breaking his leg in a hard fall at Haydock on Saturday.

The 30-year-old jockey, who missed more than three months of the season after suffering a serious back injury in October, was awaiting an operation on Sunday morning at Aintree Hospital, having been taken by ambulance from the track on Saturday night.

Moore was riding Gleno for his father Gary in the veterans’ chase when his mount fell at the sixth fence and landed on top of him.

Speaking on Sunday morning, Gary Moore said: “He’s going to have surgery on his leg this morning, everything is fine, he’s the third one down. My wife has been talking to people with him and I don’t know the full extent of the damage, but I know he has broken his femur.

“I think he got some ribs and might have broken a vertebra in his back and punctured a lung as well. When a horse falls on top of you it definitely will happen and if he wasn’t unlucky he would have.” unlucky.”

Josh Moore actually teamed up with Gleno at Doncaster in late January on his first ride back from a crash at Plumpton in October that left him in hospital needing spinal surgery.

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Josh Moore's scar after back surgery

Josh Moore’s scar after back surgery

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He was knocked unconscious with injuries to his back and ribs, and spent the next week in hospital, lying almost completely on his back, after being forced to sit out surgery for six consecutive days due to other medical emergencies.

Having finally undergone a six-hour operation to have screws and rods inserted into his back after fracturing his T4 and T5 vertebrae, the cyclist described the injury as “the one injury he wouldn’t want to have again” when speaking to Racing. Post in November. .

Before injuring his spine, Moore suffered a concussion in 2021 and was forced to sit out much of the summer.

Gleno was quickly back on his feet after the crash at Haydock and was reported to be doing well after the race.

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FIRST POST 10:37 AM, APRIL 17, 2022