Twiston-Davies fell on board One More Go at Chepstow
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By Lee Mottershead 8:03PM 10 OCT 2016
SAM TWISTON-DAVIES was on Monday resigning himself to a precautionary week in hospital after it emerged a Chepstow fall on Sunday had left one of the sport’s top riders with spleen problems.
Paul Nicholls’ stable jockey was initially reported to have bruising to the stomach following the fatal accident suffered by his mount One More Go at Chepstow’s penultimate flight.
Twiston-Davies was stood down by the racecourse doctor but then felt well enough to go home. However, he became poorly later in the day and was admitted to hospital in Gloucester, where father Nigel on Monday visited him and confirmed his son could spend the rest of the week under observation.
He said: “I went to see him this morning and he was okay but obviously he’s fed up as he’s not the sort of lad who finds it easy to spend a few days in hospital.
“He has damaged his spleen but they don’t think it will have to come out.
“He needs to stay in hospital for the moment in case there’s a bleed, but there are no broken bones.”
Twiston-Davies, who missed out on two winners for Nicholls later on the Chepstow card, has partnered 70 winners so far this season, leaving him 12 victories behind leader and defending champion Richard Johnson.