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Jimmy Quinn faces spell on the sidelines after fracturing hip at Lingfield

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Jimmy Quinn is facing a spell on the sidelines after fracturing his hip when kicked by his intended mount, Richard Rowe’s newcomer Dilly The Pink, before the six-furlong novice stakes at Lingfield on Saturday.

The 52-year-old veteran of the weighing-room is not setting a target for his return to the saddle, but will be receiving treatment at Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket to aid his recovery.

“I’m a bit stiff and sore. It comes with the job,” said Quinn.

“I’ve got a fracture at the top of my hip, my pelvis, on the waistline. I’m mobile and I’m able to get about slowly.

“It broke the skin and I’ve got some stitches in there.

“It’s just rest I need and I’ve spoken to Dr Jerry Hill (the British Horseracing Authority’s chief medical adviser). He wants me to go to Peter O’Sullevan House. There’s a big team of physios there. You’ve all the facilities and everything you need to help you.

“I don’t know when I’ll be back. We’ll see. I was on a good run in the last week. They were all running well – that’s the positive side of the job.”

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