Leading Irish jumps rider Davy Russell is set to return to the track in the next few weeks after being away from the sport for nearly a year after suffering a nasty injury.
The dual Grand National winning rider suffered a horrible injury back in October when dislocating and fracturing vertebrae when falling at the first fence in the Munster National aboard The Charles Byrnes trained Doctor Duffy.
That fall has seen him off the track for over 11 months now, with the multiple times Irish Champion Jockey damaging his C6 and C7 vertebrae and dislocated his T1 meaning it was always going to be a lengthy recovery period.
The 42 year old experienced jockey has been working extremely hard to get back for the start of this season and he is now looking forward to teaming back up with Gordon Elliott, who is also set to return on September 9th after his six month ban for bringing racing into disrepute.
(Credit ATR) Russell said:“We’ve been putting a good old shift in now and it’s all coming together. We’re just waiting for a drop of rain for those better horses to come out."
“Me and Gordon work well together and he’s been a huge part of my career for a long time, so it’s great. I’ll be waiting to see what Gordon’s plan is and fit in with that.
“Fingers crossed I’ll be back as soon as possible. When the rain comes, and the ground is safe for those good horses to come out, we’ll be ready to rock.”