Dwyer To Miss Season With Injury

Martin Dwyer | Racingfotos.com

Martin Dwyer will be out the rest of the season after sustaining an injury last month that requires surgery. The jockey, who won the 2006 G1 Derby aboard Sir Percy (GB) (Mark Of Esteem {Ire}), tore his ACL after a leather iron broke on the gallops riding out for Brian Meehan. Dwyer, who is stable jockey for trainers William Muir and Chris Grassick, will be having surgery in the next few weeks.

“He is having plenty of physio down at Oaksey House [rehabilitation and fitness centre in Lambourn] before the operation, because they wanted to take the inflammation away as much as they could before they operate,” said co-trainer William Muir of Dwyer, who is married to Muir's daughter Claire.

“He is having the operation in early May. He is definitely having the ACL operation. He is a bit down, because he can't do anything. He is in a leg brace, what can you do?

“I can't answer how long he will be out for. It depends on how quickly he will recover, but he is a pretty tough lad. I think he has to have it screwed or stapled and they will see what the damage is when they operate. It will take a little time to recover.”

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