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AP McCoy set for Newbury test after Leopardstown injury

Jockey hurt his wrist at Leopardstown today.

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JOCKEY TONY McCOY will have to pass the doctor if he is to ride at Newbury tomorrow after hurting his wrist in a fall at Leopardstown earlier.

McCoy parted company with Kempes at the second-last fence in the feature Lexus Chase, damaging his left wrist in the tumble, according to AP.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year decided not to go to hospital for a full examination, but he will have to get the go-head from the doctor if he is to partner Big Buck’s in the Long Walk Hurdle.

An optimistic McCoy tweeted earlier:

Had a fall in lexus bit of a kicking but looking forward to tomorrow. Not been great day as flight was cancelled this morning as well

Dr Walter Halley, medical officer for the Irish Turf Club said:

Tony McCoy has left the track with his left wrist packed in ice.

He’s not going to go for an X-ray, he’s going to fly straight home and he will get one if it is required when he gets back.

He will have to be cleared by the doctor to ride tomorrow back in Britain.

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