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As a jockey, you just want it done now!

As a jockey, you just want it done now!

by Sam Twiston-Davies |  15 Nov 2017

The Injured Jockeys Fund have asked me to write a regular blog as I go through the process of recovering from my elbow injury…so here is the first!


After being unseated from Double Ross at Sandown on Sunday, I headed back to the weighing room and thought I was OK. There was hardly any pain and it seemed as if my elbow was just bruised. I weighed out for my next ride as per normal and it was only during that race, that I realised I was in some discomfort. But I thought I was just being soft!

As I headed home, we iced up my elbow and I watched TV on Sunday evening with even more ice. I just thought I had knocked it.

It was only the next morning when I woke up that the elbow was three times the size. But my movement was OK and there was very little pain.

I had some really good rides at Kempton that day (Monday) and was keen to go, but Paul (Nicholls) is always so supportive of us if we feel we need some time to recover so I rang him and we agreed some of the other lads would take my rides that day and that I would go and get it checked out.

So I headed off to the Gloucester Royal for an x-ray and was told that I had a fractured olecranon and would need an op (to pin and plate it). Frustratingly, I was then sent home!

As my injury is not really serious, there was no necessity to do it straightaway. But as a jockey, you just want it done now. Even an hour earlier makes a difference to your comeback date.

The operation will now be early next week at Cheltenham and I have pushed and pushed for it be as soon as possible. After that, I should know a bit more as to when I’ll be back. I shall move heaven and earth to make it as soon as possible!

The frustrating thing is that I’m not actually in any pain and it would make time on the side lines a bit easier if it actually hurt!!

This morning, I’ve been to the gallops and watched four lots and when you’ve been preparing these horses all year for the big races, such as Cheltenham this weekend, it’s really difficult to watch others ride them. I love these horses so it’s very hard. I will be there as part of the supporting team this weekend though, and that will feel odd.


Sam

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