Broken jaw sidelines Sean Flanagan

Sean Flanagan is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his jaw in a fall at Naas.

Broken jaw sidelines Sean Flanagan

The rider was partnering Village Mystic for Noel Meade in Saturday’s O’Driscoll O’Neil Supporting Kill GAA Maiden Hurdle when the pair fell at the third-last obstacle.

Flanagan spent the night in hospital in Naas, but Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board senior medical officer Dr Jennifer Pugh expects him to be released on Sunday.

She said: “Sean is due to be discharged from Naas Hospital today.

“He suffered an undisplaced fracture of his jaw and is expected to return race-riding in three to four weeks. Spinal x-rays were clear.”

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