Paul Townend is to undergo another scan on his ankle after injuring it in a dramatic fall at the last-fence in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup, according to a report on Sky Sports.

Initial x-rays showed that there was no serious damage done to his ankle as many initially thought it would be a serious injury.

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The news will come as a massive boost for Townend, who has done well to escape the horrible fall with as minimal injury as possible.

However, he is still set to undergo further MRI scans and must wait a couple of days for the results of that until he is given the all-clear message to continue riding.

The jockey was rushed to St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin where they took x-rays and showed no serious injury.

Irish Turf Club senior medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick said:

The X-ray on Paul’s ankle was perfectly clear, but he’s going to have an MRI scan so it will be Tuesday or Wednesday before it is done. We won’t have the report until a day or two later and we’ll take it from there.

The fall was unfortunate for Townend as he was riding the most likely winner Killultagh Vic until the collapse at the final fence.