With 33 winners under his belt in the season so far, things were looking very good for jockey Robert Thornton, that is until he took an almighty fall from Western Whisky at Hereford on Sunday 11th December 2011.
The fall resulted in a broken right arm and he has now, unfortunately, been ruled out for up to three months with the injury he suffered.
Thornton, who is stable jockey to trainer Alan King, said on Friday: “I’ve been advised by Mr Keys [Richard Keys, consultant] that I’ll be out for three months. But I’m a quick healer and I’ll be doing everything possible to be back within seven weeks, perhaps six.
“I’m encouraged by the fact I was able to return to raceriding far sooner than initially thought when I damaged ligamentsaround my right knee in the summer of 2010. They thought I’d be out for a year but I was back in five months.”
On Twitter Thornton posted pics of his little boy visiting him in hospital and gave himself a new goal by saying “Ryan Moore was back in twelve weeks so I have something to aim at and beat! Will aim for 6 weeks!!!”
Get well soon Choc!