Geraghty reveals comeback plans
Barry Geraghty is aiming to return from breaking his tibia and fibula at Aintree on Friday in the Galway festival at the end of July.
The 39-year-old suffered his leg injuries in a fall from Peregrine Run in the Topham Chase and it subsequently ruled him out of the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle, where he was due to pair up with Champ, and a Grand National run on board Anibale Fly on Saturday.
Geraghty returned to Ireland on Saturday and will undergo surgery on the leg on Monday. And, he revealed that the Galway Festival in just under three months is the target for his return to action.
He said: "The plan is for the repaired bones to be secured with an external frame. This is considered a better option for me, as putting an internal plate on the shin bone could cause aggravation when I go back riding.
"The external frame will be on for 12 weeks and I'll be able to put partial weight on it after three or four weeks, which improves the healing process.
"If all goes to plan and the breaks heal as they should, I'd hope to be back race-riding in time for the Galway festival."
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