Danny Cook has learned that he will need at least another couple of weeks on the sidelines to recover from a fall at Market Rasen.
Cook came off Ravenhill Road in the Prelude Handicap Chase just two fences from the finish on October 17.
He received a kick in the face from another horse after falling to the turf and revealed last week that he required around 60 stitches.
Trainer Brian Ellison was hoping to have Cook on board Definitly Red in Saturday's bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby, however, the jockey has been handed some bad news after his latest check-up.
Cook said: "I had the stitches out last week and some X-rays done and no operation is needed.
"However, I was back at hospital last night and it's not good news unfortunately - the doctors feel it needs more time.
"I'm on the mend and I feel good in myself, but the eye socket is completely shattered, so there's not really anything protecting the eyeball. I have to go back in two weeks and we'll see how it is then.
"It's disappointing as there's Wetherby on Saturday and I also had some nice rides at Carlisle on Sunday."
Article Posted on Tuesday 27th October 2020 @ 15.54
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