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Grand National-Winning Jockey Mania to Leave Hospital

April 09, 2013

Jockey Ryan Mania, who was airlifted to the hospital following a fall a day after winning the Grand National, will be discharged this afternoon.

Mania was taken to Newcastle upon Tyne for medical treatment after he was kicked in the back by his horse Stagecoach Jasper during a hurdle race at Hexham in northeast England two days ago.

The day before, the 23-year-old Scot had the biggest triumph of his career when he rode 66-1 shot Auroras Encore to victory in the Grand National steeplechase at Aintree.

Mania will leave the hospital after a scan on his back and neck showed only minor injuries, his agent Bruce Jeffrey told Press Association Sport.

“Ryan had his MRI scan this morning and it has shown up a very small fracture in his C7 vertebra, and there is also some soft tissue and ligament damage,” Jeffrey said.

“Delighted to be getting out today,” Mania wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to getting home to see friends and family.”

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