Gemma Tutty has revealed she may need spinal surgery after suffering a crushed vertebra
Last Updated: March 6, 2013 10:15am
Jockey Gemma Tutty has revealed she may need spinal surgery after suffering a crushed vertebra in a fall at Newcastle on Tuesday.
Tutty was detained in the Royal Victoria Infirmary following her spill from Saddlers Mot, trained by her mother Karen, at the fifth flight of the H Malone & Sons Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle.
The claimer tweeted: "Just been told may need spinal surgery."
Her mother said: "I'm going to see her today and we will know more, but obviously it's not good news.
"We are hoping the X-rays come up clear but they have discovered a crushed vertebra so she will be sidelined for a while, I'm afraid."