Conor Brassil injured in Fairyhouse fall

Jockey Conor Brassil was taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken leg in a fall in the final race at Fairyhouse on Tuesday.

The 5lb claimer, son of Grand National-winning trainer Martin Brassil, was partnering Demi Plie in the two-mile handicap hurdle when his mount came to grief at the third flight.

Brassil received attention from on-course medical staff and was then taken to hospital for further assessment.

Martin Brassil told Press Association Sport: "It's not confirmed but it looks like he's broken his leg. It's below the knee on the shin bone.

"He's not long been back from injury and 2017 hasn't been a great year for him, but he's coming out the other side."


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