Cheltenham Gold Cup and Grand National winning rider Robbie Power has luckily escaped what looked like a season ending injury at Aintree on Sunday after he took a hefty fall when being unseated from Vision Des Flos in the Veterans’ Handicap Chase.
The legendary rider has moved over to England this season becoming the number one rider for the Colin Tizzard yard and due to Covid-19 restrictions has decided to permanently stay in Britain due to quarantining rules.
With the season getting underway the last the thing the rider needed was an injury, but he will be thankful that it is only a minor one after the way he fell to the ground at the weekend and also stayed down.
He was attended to straight away by Paramedics, who took their time with Power which meant to the fence had to be missed out with the rest of the runners still ongoing in the race.
He looked fragile when walking into the weighing room after being brought back to the stands by ambulance and missed out on the rest of his rides on the day having been stood down.
(Credit At The Races) “I’m fine. I’ve just got a bit of soft-tissue damage in my knee, but it feels all right,” said Power.
“I’ve got plenty of movement in it, just plenty of bruising. Hopefully, it will be fine in a couple of days or so.
“I’ll see what I’m like in the morning, but hopefully it’s not too bad and I’ll be back in midweek.”
From what looked like a serious injury the rider is now expected to back on track by the end of this week, but he will monitor his knee and how the swelling goes down over the coming days.