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Shoulder injury rules Kersley out

Shoulder injury rules Kersley out

Young jockey Fred Kersley managed to ride the closing stages of last Saturday’s The Goodwood despite having dislocated his right shoulder.

Kersley rode the Troy Corstens-trained The Astrologist (Zoustar), who went on to finish third in the race, but has subsequently ruled himself out for the next four to five weeks. “It’s quite an unusual injury,” Kersley told Racing.


com. “I think it was about the 25-metre mark, when I pulled the whip back through the right and my second strike in the right hand and I felt my shoulder roll over in the socket and I knew something was up.



I was in a world of pain, but obviously the adrenaline of being a couple of lengths off the winner in a Group 1, that gets you through it. Certainly, I knew straight away I’d done something wrong. It was more so just once I got back to the jockey’s room the pain really started to take over.”