Monday 24 October 2016

Jockey Jason Maguire visits specialist in recovery from career saving back surgery

Jason Maguire
Jason Maguire

Jason Maguire will visit a specialist on Monday as he continues his recovery from career-saving back surgery.


The 34-year-old will return to the hospital in Bristol where he underwent an operation on slipped discs in his back in April.

Having recovered from life-threatening injuries he sustained in a fall at Stratford on the eve of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National-winning jockey suffered the misfortune of his latest back injury at Musselburgh in February.

Maguire said: "Things haven't been going too bad, but I am going to see the specialist on Monday and will see what he says.

"I have been doing bits and pieces in the swimming pool to try to keep my weight down and I have tried to be as sensible as I can, while I am going to see the physio for the first time at Oaksey House tomorrow."

Although making clear his intention to resume race-riding when fit again, Maguire is unsure as when he will be back in action.

Maguire said: "Without a shadow of a doubt I want to ride again, but at the moment I would not have a clue when I will get back on a horse. I will have to wait to see what the surgeon says.

"I have received plenty of text messages from the lads in the weighing room, but at the end of the day picking up injuries is part and parcel of the game."

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