David Mullins recovering in hospital after Ballinrobe fall

Grand National-winning jockey suffered a broken collarbone and collapsed lung

David Mullins is recovering in hospital after a fall at Ballinrobe. Photograph: PA

David Mullins is recovering in hospital after a fall at Ballinrobe. Photograph: PA

 

Grand National-winning jockey David Mullins is recovering in hospital after suffering a broken collarbone and a collapsed lung in a fall at Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening.

The young rider was partnering Erlkonig for his uncle, Tony Mullins, in the McHale Coranna Handicap Hurdle when he came to grief four flights from the finish.

Mullins was taken to St Luke’s General Hospital in Kilkenny for further assessment and his father, Tom, confirmed his injuries on Wednesday morning.

He said: “The broken collarbone has been confirmed and he’s also suffered a collapsed lung, which was operated on this morning.

“He’s in hospital in Kilkenny and I’m not sure how long he’ll be there for. We’re just waking up to the news.

“It normally takes a few weeks to get back from a broken collarbone. The collapsed lung might extend that, but I don’t know for sure.”

Mullins won the Aintree showpiece aboard the Mouse Morris-trained Rule The World in April.

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