Walsh to see surgeon after fall


Racing:  Ruby Walsh is to be assessed by his own surgeon in Ireland tomorrow after dislocating his shoulder at Cheltenham.

Walsh is expected back home this evening after sustaining the injury in a crashing fall aboard the ill-fated Willyanwoody, trained by Paul Nicholls, in the Club 16-24 Novices' Chase yesterday.

The jockey was taken to Cheltenham General Hospital, where he had his shoulder put back into place.

"Ruby's not too bad. His shoulder was put back in yesterday and he got X-rayed in Cheltenham General Hospital last night," said his sister and agent Jennifer Walsh.

"He's going to see his own orthopaedic man tomorrow, who does everything for him. Ruby's getting him to look at the X-rays just for his opinion.

"We're none the wiser yet as to how long he'll be out of action."