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Shane Breen out of action after fibula fracture

Monday, 16 September 2019

Shane Breen
Shane Breen is confident of a quick return to the show rings. Photo © World of Showjumping


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A fibula fracture has put Ireland's Shane Breen out of action for the next few weeks. Breen sustained the injury during the Longines Global Champions Tour of St. Tropez this weekend, when riding in the warm-up. "It was an unfortunate accident that happened as I was passing another horse,” Breen explains to World of Showjumping. “There was room enough, but as I cantered past the horse swished its tail, my horse spooked left where there was another horse and I bumped my leg into the hip bone of that horse.”

Despite feeling sore, Breen decided to go in the ring, jumped clear and placed fifth in the class. After his round, the Irish rider went to see the medics. "It was really quite painful then," Breen tells. "We thought it was better to go to the hospital to check if there was any damage done, and I was confident there would be none. However, there was a small fracture on the fibula bone but as it looks it should heal quickly. I expect to be back riding in maximum two to three weeks, and I am hoping it will be fine for the LGCT-leg in New York.”

As to his trip home from St. Tropez, Shane has no complaints whatsoever: "I had three seats, maybe the most comfortable flight I ever had." 

At World of Showjumping, we wish Shane a speedy recovery! 


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