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Tormey out for three months.

GLENN TORMEY is likely to be sidelined until the end of October after smashing his right femur in a fall at Worcester on Wednesday.

Surgeons at the Worcester Royal Infirmary are planning to operate on the jockey's damaged leg today.

Tormey said: "Things are not so bad. But they have told me it's a clean break and I should expect to be out for three months. They are going to put a rod in the leg tomorrow."

It is the second time Tormey has sustained a long-term injury, having also broken his ankle in two places.

Disaster struck for Tormey when his mount Ross Quay shied at a path crossing the racecourse during the novices' chase, hurling the jockey to the ground.

"I don't remember much about it, but there was nothing I could do when the horse suddenly shied," he explained. "It's one of those things and you just have to take it."

The stewards held an inquiry and found that the incident was caused by the horse shying and taking a phantom jump.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jul 23, 1999
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