For much longer than originally anticipated, champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa will be on the sidelines.
De Sousa was hurt in a fall at Chelmsford on August 23 and at one stage it seemed he could be back in time for the next week’s St Leger meeting at Doncaster.
On the other hand, the Brazilian is now targeting Champions Day in Ascot as a comeback that is likely.
“There has been a little bit of confusion about the size of my accident and once I will return riding, so I’d just like to clear some of this up,” he wrote in his website to get Star Sports.
“I can confirm there was a little fracture into my collar bone in addition to a very small chip to a few of the bones in my lower neck.
“All that, together with lots of bruising (my lower back is sore), signifies there is no prospect of me returning to ride at next week’s St Leger meeting.
“My aim remains to be riding in that first week of October before Champions Day.
“I have already started the rehabilitation procedure and have been at Peter O’Sullevan House here at Newmarket three times this week.
“It is all about rebuilding the tissues and building up my power along with the hydro pool is fantastic for that.
“I will continue to go there every day today and hope to attempt and get back to a horse in a few weeks or so.
“In my mind, I’d like to try to be work at least three weeks from now – that’s the hope anyway.”
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