Murphy facing spell out

  • Last Updated: December 1 2012, 0:09 GMT

Timmy Murphy is set for an injury lay-off after taking a heavy fall at Newbury.

Timmy Murphy: Taken to hospital for X-rays on back

Murphy was partnering Leeroar in the closing Inkerman London "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle when the duo fell at the third flight, and was subsequently taken for X-rays in Swindon.

Murphy was due to ride The Package for trainer David Pipe in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at the Berkshire venue, but tweeted on Friday night: "Two broken vertebrae for my troubles but hey still walking!!"

Murphy said he would have further checks on Saturday but indicated he had been told to face six weeks off, saying: "They say 6 weeks will find out more tomorrow!"

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