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Spinal injury forces one of Ireland's top jockeys to retire

A statement issued today by Dr Adrian McGoldrick confirmed the news today.

Davy Condon (file pic).
Davy Condon (file pic).
Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Updated at 15.00

A SPINAL INJURY has forced Irish jockey Davy Condon to retire, it has been confirmed.

Condon has failed to recover from a fall at the Grand National at Aintree, which exacerbated a previous spinal concussion suffered during a race in Cork last August.

A statement issued today by Dr Adrian McGoldrick on behalf of Condon read:

“Davy was reviewed yesterday by Dr Brian Murray, Consultant Neurologist, on behalf of the Turf Club.

“Dr Murray has recommended that Davy retire from horse riding, be it professional or recreational, due to the risk of further spinal injury.

“Davy has been referred by Dr Murray for a Neurosurgical opinion as he has an ongoing disc lesion in his neck.

“Davy has fully accepted the medical advice and will be liaising with the Irish Jockeys’ Trust with a view to future career options.”

First published at 13.04

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