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Champion jockey to return a month after fracturing vertebra
Champion flat jockey Richard Hughes is set to return to the saddle less than a month after fracturing his vertebra.
Hughes suffered the injury in a fall at the Dubai World Cup meeting in March, but his wife Lizzie confirmed he had now been giving the all clear to race again.
@hughesiejockey got the all clear from the Doctor this morning which is great news, back riding on Friday— Lizzie's Hats (@Lizziehughes4) April 23, 2014
Hughes could ride as early as Friday, where he is expected to take up mounts at Sandown.