Martin Dwyer: Jockey out of hospital after Southwell fall

Martin Dwyer

Jockey Martin Dwyer is out of hospital after a fall at Southwell left him with concussion and neck injuries.

He was unseated after colt Columbian Roulette jinked to the left when leading during Friday's opening race.

The 38-year-old rider, who won the 2006 Epsom Derby on Sir Percy, was unconscious for about six minutes after the fall.

Dwyer was banned by Indian stewards for 56 days last year, but was allowed to carry on riding in Britain.

And, after leaving the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham on Friday evening, he could return to racing later in the month.

"He's a bit stiff and sore but glad to be out of hospital," his agent Simon Dodds told BBC Sport.

"His head scans have come back clear so hopefully he can return later this month once he is 100%."

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