Daryl Jacob faces one other three-week wait earlier than studying whether or not or not he can goal a comeback date.
The 38-year-old jockey suffered a fractured hip when kicked by a horse after he fell on the first aboard the Nicky Henderson-trained Caribean Boy within the Howden Silver Cup at Ascot on December 18.
Having missed the busy Christmas interval, he’s now in a race towards time to get match for the Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown festivals.
Jacob, who’s retained by highly effective house owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede, visited surgeons on Thursday afternoon and whereas the prognosis is sweet, he was advised to be affected person.
“We’ve got to maintain going the way in which we’re going and in one other three weeks I’ve to return and see him on January 26,” he stated.
“Then we may have extra of an concept of timelines and so forth. In the mean time, I have not a timeline on how lengthy it will take me to get again.
“Being off is so exhausting in the mean time, however fortunately no surgical procedure is required and the fracture has stabilised, which is an important factor.
“I simply need to relaxation and do solely very gentle strolling on my crutches, however not quite a bit else.
“So, I’ve no concept about Cheltenham. I had a quick dialogue with the surgeon. He stated to recover from the following three weeks and see how we’re getting on.
“There is no such thing as a level giving myself a timescale as I’d be crushingly upset if I am unable to make that timescale.
“It is not straightforward when you’re used to getting up and leaving the home at half-five within the morning and you’re all the time on the go. It is irritating.
Jacob is trying ahead to beginning his rehabilitation at Oaksey Home, in Lambourn, subsequent week.
He added: “I am trying ahead to going there on Tuesday and seeing the crew. They may begin giving me some upper-body workout routines, however I am unable to do something on the decrease half, sadly – it’s nonetheless early days and solely simply began to knit now. It was a good previous whack I used to be given.”
The harm couldn’t have come at a extra inopportune second, with Munir and Souede’s horses in wonderful type.
“It was horrible timing, in all probability couldn’t have been worse,” laughed Jacob. “‘Double inexperienced’ horses are completely flying!
“I’ve had an awesome run over the previous couple of years. I’ve had a few accidents right here and there, however it’s half and parcel of the sport and you’re just one fall away from harm.”