Bryan Cooper taken to hospital after Galway fall

Don Cossack and Bryan Cooper

Bryan Cooper: fell from Tiger Roll at Galway on Thursday

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 By Justin O’Hanlon 4:45PM 28 JUL 2016 

JOCKEY Bryan Cooper has been taken to hospital with suspected chest injuries, including a partially collapsed lung, after a fall in a beginners’ chase at Galway on Thursday.

Cooper, who partnered Don Cossack to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, was unbalanced by a mistake from his mount Tiger Roll with three fences to go and was unseated moments later.

Having slipped from Tiger Roll, Cooper collided with the lower part of the penultimate fence and was immediately taken to hospital for x-rays.

Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical advisor for the Irish Turf Club, said: “Bryan had a nasty fall and has been taken to hospital with lower chest trauma.

“It looks as though he has a chest injury and there has been a query about his ribs and his liver, but we are still awaiting an update.”

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