Surgeons are deciding this morning whether to operate on Ryan Moore’s broken humerus.
The three-times champion jockey damaged his upper arm and broke his thumb in a nasty fall at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday that could put him out for the rest of the season.
He is being detained in St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester after being brought down when riding the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Verdant in the Toyo Tires Summer Handicap.
“The consultant has seen him and they were just waiting to decide what they are going to do as they don’t know whether to operate on the shoulder,” said his father, West Sussex trainer Gary Moore.
“They are going to pin the thumb and I think they are probably going to pin the shoulder as well, but they weren’t quite sure.
“He was supposed to have the operation done last night, but there was a serious road accident in the area.”
The injury is a big blow to the rider. He is not only retained by Stoute but has also become a leading choice for Aidan O’Brien in the absence of a stable jockey at Ballydoyle.
Moore had begun the day in third place in the jockeys’ championship behind current title-holder Paul Hanagan and Silvestre de Sousa.