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All clear for Downey

22nd December 2017, 12:04 by Jack Ogalbe

Irish apprentice Robbie Downey seems to have escaped relatively unscathed following his fall at Dundalk on Thursday.

The 22-year-old came off Miss Mirabeau in the last race of the all-weather meeting and was briefly unconscious after going to ground after his ride stumbled.

Downey was immediately taken for scans, but, with no signs of any long-term damage, he appears to have escaped without any serious problems.

The Irish Turf Club's chief medical officer, Dr Adrian McGoldrick, said: "I spoke to Robbie at around 10pm last night and he was perfectly alert.

"All the scans he had were clear and they were deciding whether to keep him in overnight or let him go home.

"He was unconscious for around a minute and it looks like he has straightforward concussion, so he'll be stood down for six days.

"I thought I'd let him have a lie in this morning and I'll check on him later, but hopefully he's OK."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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