Doctors wait on Greene’s MRI scan

DOCTORS are to examine the results of an MRI scan before deciding the next course of action for jockey Rodi Greene (left).

Greene displaced a bone in his neck and is unable to fully manoeuvre his right arm after being unseated in a bad fall in the opening contest at Lingfield on Monday.

The 41-year-old remains in a special care unit at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, although he may be moved to St George’s Hospital in Tooting if doctors feel an operation is required.

Greene’s agent, Russ James, said: “There will then be a decision on whether Rodi will be transferred to be operated on, or whether he’ll stay where he is.

“The other positive thing that came out of my conversation with his wife Alison is that although he can’t move much of his right arm, it is still sensitive and he can feel people touching it.”

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