Bryan Cooper Suffers Partially Collapsed Lung After Fall In Galway

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BRYAN Cooper suffered a partially collapsed lung after a fall at Galway Races yesterday, but his injuries could have been worse if he had not been wearing an upgraded body protector.

It means the Tralee jockey could be out of action for up to a month. Cooper was riding the Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll in the Guinness Harp Novice Chase when the pair fell at the final fence and Cooper ended up sliding into the take-off board at the bottom of the obstacle.

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The Irish Turf Club’s chief medical advisor Dr Adrian McGoldrick reported his injuries were not serious this morning.

According to The Irish Times, McGoldrick said Cooper has a small laceration of his liver and a small pneumothorax, which is a partially collapsed lung, but other than that he’s fine.

He said it’s likely to put him out of action for around three to four weeks. McGoldrick said Cooper’s injuries could have been more serious if had he not been wearing an upgraded body protector, which a number of jockeys are trialling at the moment.


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