"You would not believe the amount of innuendo and absolute rubbish that I've had to put up with since January," he said. "I've been in a difficult position. At times people have said that my silence has been deafening and at times, if I have said anything, and I haven't said very much, people have said `he protesteth too much'.
"My hand is fine. I had my last treatment in August and I've been trying to get myself fit since then and my hand a bit stronger," Osborne said.
"Dr Turner's criteria for passing me fit is that I'm neither a danger to myself nor anybody else on the racecourse. I've proved I'm a danger to myself but I don't think I'll be a danger to anyone else.
"There have been times in the last 11 months that my hand hasn't looked great and there are times when, although I've never lost the will to come back, it has been worrying and it did look dodgy for a time."Reuse content