Champion bumper rider and twice winner of the National Point-to-Point Riders’ Championship, Jamie Codd, from Mayglass, who has 894 point-to-point winners to his credit, faces months on the sidelines following a bad fall at Ballysteen, Co. Limerick, last Sunday.
Codd was aboard the Denis Murphy (Ballyboy Stables, The Ballagh) owned and trained, Maypole Class, who were towards the rear when the partnership separated at the sixth fence in the maiden race for four year olds.
The injured jockey was treated on-course for a time by the medical team before being transferred to University Hospital Limerick for further assessment.
Follow a CT scan which was taken on Monday morning, doctors discovered that he has suffered a fracture of his L3 vertebra in his lower back.
Codd was discharged from hospital mid-week, but faces a number of months on the side lines as he recovers from the injury before returning to the saddle.
He was only one winner behind the reigning point-to-point champion, Barry O’Neill, 40-39, after last weeks meetings.