Jamie Moore faces a lengthy spell out of action after breaking his back and sternum in a fall at Fontwell Park.
The jump jockey took a crashing tumble from Alka Step at the fifth-last fence in Tuesday’s attheraces.com Novices’ Handicap Chase.
Moore, 35, received treatment on track and was taken to Brighton Hospital for X-rays and further assessment.
His father, West Sussex trainer Gary Moore, said: “He’s fractured his back and also his sternum.
“He’ll be off for a while. We don’t know anything more at the moment. They are waiting to see if they are going to operate or not. We’re not quite sure yet.”
Sam Twiston-Davies was also hurt at the meeting but faces only a few days out.
He was unshipped from Master Burbidge at the second fence in Tuesday’s Download The At The Races App Handicap Chase.
He suffered a kick to the mouth by another horse and needed stitches to a wound on his lip. He was taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, and allowed home later.
Twiston-Davies father, trainer Nigel, said: “He’s fine, he’s back home. He’s had stitches on his lip. He got a kick in the mouth. I think he’ll be back within a week, hopefully.”
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