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APPRENTICE Nicole Nordblad, who was unshipped and trampled on when riding a winner at Brighton 19 days ago, is facing another two to three weeks out of the saddle after being diagnosed with compartment syndrome, writes Jon L ees.

Nordblad managed to escape without suffering any fractures but was found to have sustained damage to the muscles and nerves in the calf of her right leg, which left her needing crutches.

"I was lucky enough not to need any surgery and have been having physio every day," she said. "At first I couldn't put any weight on my leg but I have started to walk a bit more and do a bit of exercise. Hopefully I can start riding out and be ready to race in two to three weeks."

Nordblad, who has ridden 19 winners since arriving from Sweden last year, has an extraordinary record at Brighton, where she has won on all four mounts.

Her fall from Beacon Lady after the line caused her to forfeit the mount on her other ride on the card, which also won.

"I would have lost my 7lb claim if I'd been on that second ride," she added.

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Date:Sep 26, 2012
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