Dublin: 17°C Tuesday 3 August 2021

Ruby Walsh does not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall

The champion jockey suffered the fall in Punchestown over the weekend.

Image: James Crombie/INPHO

Updated 15.48

CHAMPION JOCKEY RUBY Walsh will not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall at Punchestown on Saturday.

38-year-old Walsh was on Willie Mullins’s Let’s Dance when he suffered the fall, and was treated on the track before being transferred to Naas hospital for X-rays.

He had fallen twice already on this card before the incident took place and was expected to link up with Champion Hurdle hero Faugheen in the Morgiana Hurdle on Sunday.

Walsh is now facing a lengthy recovery but Turf Club chief medical officer Adrian McGoldrick says that Walsh will not have to undergo surgery for his injury.

Speaking to Press Association, he said:  “The leg doesn’t require surgery, which is very reassuring. It’s in a plaster cast.

“It’s too early to say how long he’ll be out for. He’ll have X-rays again in a week’s time and we’ll see what’s what. We just have to be guided by his consultants.”

A previous version of this article stated that Ruby Walsh would require surgery for his injury, which is incorrect.

Be part
of the team

Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership.

Become a Member

The42 has just published its first book, Behind The Lines, a collection of some of the year’s best sports stories. Pick up your copy in Eason’s, or order it here today (€10):

Ruby Walsh taken to hospital with suspected broken leg following fall at Punchestown

Kyrie on fire as Celtics win 15th straight, while Curry leads Warriors fightback against 76ers

About the author:

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel