Coleman set for spell on the sidelines

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Jockey Aiden Coleman has confirmed he will not ride until October after suffering a fractured arm.

The 31-year-old suffered the injury on July 30 after riding Dieg Man for Neil Mulholland in a handicap chase at Southwell.

Coleman’s ride fell at the second last when trying to compete for the places, and the Irishman is now set to watch on from afar for the next 10 weeks.

Writing on his website, www.aidan-coleman.com, he said: “Unfortunately, I fractured my humerus at Southwell last week after a fall.

“I’ve had plenty of contact with BHA doctor Jerry Hill and my specialist Geoff Graham, who have both been amazing, and after my scan, they have told me to expect a 10- to 12-week break before I can go back racing.

“It’s obviously not ideal with the season starting off so well with some good early momentum following the coronavirus lockdown, but injuries are part of the job, and every jockey has been there before.

“I’m looking forward to getting to Oaksey House in Lambourn as soon as possible to start my rehabilitation, and I’m then looking forward to returning in October.”

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