Geraghty nearing return from injury

Thu 14th Sep 2017, 11:20

photoBarry Geraghty
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Injury-plagued jockey Barry Geraghty hopes to return to the saddle within the next fortnight.

Geraghty has had a rotten time with injuries of late and suffered the latest in a long list of setbacks when he sustained a hairline fracture of his shoulder blade in a fall at Killarney on August 26.

But after undergoing treatment, the 37-year-old is now edging closer towards another comeback.

He told the Irish Independent: "I've just talked with our chiropractor, it's improving and I'd be hoping for the weekend after this one to return."

Geraghty was sidelined for three months last summer with a fractured right arm, and also missed the Cheltenham Festival this year due to fractured ribs and a collapsed lung suffered in a fall at Kempton.

Listowel going remains heavy for day five

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