Micheal Nolan: Jockey fractures back and breaks ribs in fall from Ardbruce at Southwell

Micheal Nolan was riding Ardbruce at Southwell on Monday when he fell at the second fence; Racing was delayed as medics treated Nolan, who was taken to hospital for checks; Nolan confirmed he has fractured his back and broken ribs

Micheal Nolan broke his T5 and T6 vertebrae in a fall at Southwell on Monday
Image: Micheal Nolan fractured his T5 and T6 vertebrae in a fall at Southwell on Monday

Jockey Micheal Nolan is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday after fracturing his back and breaking ribs in a nasty fall at Southwell.

Nolan was riding the Seamus Mullins-trained Ardbruce in the opening race on Monday's card when he fell at the second fence.

There was a lengthy delay as Nolan was treated by on-course medical crews, before being taken to a local hospital in Nottingham for checks.

Nolan confirmed, via his Twitter page, late on Monday evening that he had suffered a fracture to his vertebrae and broken a few ribs.

"Thank you everyone for all the kind messages, so many it's taking me awhile to reply to them all," Nolan said.

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"I have fractured my T5 and T6 and broke a few Ribs. Having surgery tomorrow so hopefully be on the road to recovery then."

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