Injured Berry set for long absence
Jockey on easy list following fall
Last Updated: 07/09/12 1:26pm
Fran Berry: Injured
Fran Berry faces at least two months on the sidelines after suffering injuries to a shoulder blade, three ribs and an ankle in a fall at Clonmel on Thursday.
The rider was aboard Caliente in the Mullinahone Maiden when the filly appeared to break down.
In trying to pull her up, he was sent to the turf, bringing down Ronan Whelan's mount, Nia's Caul, in the process.
Berry was initially taken to South Tipperary General Hospital before being transferred to James Connolly Blanchardstown Hospital in Dublin.
"He has a fractured his right scapula (shoulder blade), three fractured ribs and a fractured left ankle," said the Irish Turf Club's chief medical officer, Dr Adrian McGoldrick.
"He will be out for two to three months definitely.
"He is at James Connolly Blanchardstown Hospital in Dublin.
"He was transferred last night under the care of Mr Paddy Kenny, who takes care of a lot of the jockeys."