Franny Norton to miss rest of 2013
Jockey Franny Norton is unlikely to return to action this year after he suffered a broken leg at Leicester last Tuesday.
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Norton, 43, sustained fractures to the tibia and fibula when he fell from Princess Tamay, who reared up prior to the Rancliffe Selling Stakes.
The popular rider, who had enjoyed one of his most successful seasons up until the accident, underwent two operations at Leicester Royal Infirmary last week and must now begin the slow process of rehabilitation.
Norton's agent, Ian Wardle, said: "His last operation on Friday seemed to have gone well and he's as well as you could expect him to be.
"There's no real timescale he's been given for a return, it's just a case of getting himself sorted out, week by week.
"Whatever happens, you're still probably looking at the end of January before he can think about coming back."