Leading Queensland jockey Ryan Maloney is hoping for some good news when he receives his results from scans following his fall at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
“I’m just waiting on an MRI scan to confirm that there’s no (issues). There was a bit of an issue with the T1, T4, but they couldn’t quite make it out on the x-ray,” Maloney told RSN.
“So I’m just waiting on an MRI. The fact they let me out of hospital on Saturday night and I have full movement without any pain (is a positive).
“The only pain I have feels like it’s muscle soreness. Hopefully I can say I have escaped serious injury.”
Ryan Maloney has decided he would not ride this Saturday even if the scans clear him of any serious injures..
“The stiffness in my neck, I couldn’t bend it at all. So I ruled myself out this week,” he said.
“Because I gave my head a decent whack, he was wanting me to have at least seven days off. So I ruled myself out for this week and hopefully be back next week given the all clear.”
The fall shocked the jockey but he was most glad that Isotope had also pulled up okay following the incident..
“It probably took me a good few hours not to feel that effect,” he said.
“I can remember everything very vividly. I was tickled pink in the run.
“I knew they were going to come out to the middle of the track. So I left it to cut the corner and then come out.
“Just as I went to go to his (Glen Boss on Away Game’s) inside, she put in a funny stride. She didn’t corner that well, changed strides, shifted out into his running line and clipped on of his heels.
“That was it, it was all over.”