Champion jockey Tony McCoy taken to hospital with rib injury after Taunton fall

Champion jockey McCoy taken to hospital with rib injury after Taunton fall

Tony McCoy faces a spell on the sidelines after sustaining suspected cracked ribs at Taunton on Friday.

McCoy suffered a final-fence fall aboard Laudatory in the Steve Logan Memorial County Contractors Handicap Hurdle.

Agony: Iron-man McCoy lies prone after a fall at Taunton

Agony: Iron-man McCoy lies prone after a fall at Taunton

The 16-times champion jockey gave up his final ride of the day, Hopeful Start, in the totetrifecta Handicap Chase.

A shaky-looking McCoy was later taken by ambulance on a stretcher to Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Clerk of the course Michael Trickey said: “He had some morphine and they”ve had a further look and taken him to hospital.

“He has suspected cracked ribs.”

McCoy is due to be in action at Warwick on Saturday, where he has four rides.