Grand National winner Ryan Mania released from hospital
Jockey suffered a bad fall 24 hours after winning world famous race
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania has been released from Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary after an MRI scan on his back and neck revealed just minor injuries.
Mania, 23, was propelled to stardom after his victory on Auroras Encore at Aintree on Saturday, but suffered a bad fall at Hexham 24 hours later.
Mania was kicked in the back after he fell from Stagecoach Jasper at the fourth flight of the St John Lee Handicap Hurdle and was airlifted to Newcastle Hospital.
He spent two nights in hospital, but scans revealed no serious damage.
A Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary spokesperson said Mania had now left hospital, with a homecoming party set to be held in his honour in Galashiels, his home town, this evening.
In a statement to Press Association Sport, Mania's agent, Bruce Jeffrey, said: "Ryan had his MRI scan this morning and it has shown up a very small fracture in his C7 vertebra and there is also some soft tissue and ligament damage.
"Ryan feels fine in himself and he is up and walking about perfectly fine.
"He is hoping to be back in the saddle in the very near future.
"Once again, Ryan and his family would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their support, it has been fantastic, and he just can't wait to get back riding again."
Mania later tweeted: "Looking forward to getting home to see friends and family. Would also love to see GN2013 (Grand National) replay. #excited."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger 'optimistic' of making signing, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Edinson Cavani linked
Manchester United have two days to seal the transfer of the summer, Arsenal need to panic, Jose Mourinho right to blast Chelsea reluctance
Celtic supporters mock Fenerbahce fans' threatening 'knife' pictures with their own versions - featuring spoons and bananas
Swansea 2 Manchester United 1 player ratings: Was Andre Ayew the Swans' star man or did Bafetimbi Gomis steal the show?
Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1: Louis van Gaal walks out of press conference after being asked about transfers
- 1 VMAs 2015: Was Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus' awkward acceptance put-down real or staged?
- 2 If you're not already angry about the migrant crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 3 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 4 I like Corbyn, but let's face it: we don't need another white man at the head of a political party
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
£35000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: You will be working with a 8 st...
£8000 - £12000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A unique opportunity has arisen ...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a pa...
£18000 - £20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This provider of designer kitch...