Injured Ruby Walsh confirms he will miss Punchestown
Walsh’s latest injury came on day two of the Cheltenham Festival in Novices’ Chase
Ruby Walsh after his fall at last month’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Inpho
The jockey’s hopes of making the big five-day meeting, which begins next Tuesday, were dashed following results from an X-ray on his right leg that he fractured at Cheltenham last month.
“It is hugely disappointing, but I am looking forward to riding once again in the new season,” Walsh told Racing UK.
Walsh’s latest injury came on day two of the Cheltenham Festival when he had a heavy fall from Al Boum Photo in the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase.
He had only returned to competitive action the previous Thursday, having broken the same leg at Punchestown in November.