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Yendall escapes serious injury

9 months ago Horse Racing

Jockey Dean Yendall. (Pic: Racing Photos)

The news is relatively good for jockey Dean Yendall, following his nasty fall at Mildura on Monday.

Yendall, who chalked up a treble at the meeting, was dislodged from Soldier's Image in the final event on the card. Soldier's Image was bumped heavily on jumping away by King Joffer, which had been taken outwards by Kirbaz.

The 43-year-old was taken to Mildura Hospital for scans.

Speaking to Michael Felgate on told RSN 927's Racing Pulse on Tuesday, Yendall said: "The one on the inside [KIng Joffer] gave a good hip-and-shoulder, and I pretty much had no horse underneath me. So I came off the side and it ran me over.

“The pain set in pretty quick. They gave me nearly 20 mL of morphine in the matter of an hour and that made me feel like absolute crap. I was spewing my guts up; there was nothing there to spew up.

“It feels like I’ve been hit by a semi trailer.

“I’ve got ligament and tissue damage. At first I thought I’d done my scapula.

“I honestly thought that they were going to come back with the ...


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