By David Williams
Welsh jockey David Probert is set for a swift return to action having escaped serious injury when kicked by a horse at Windsor on Monday night.
The incident occurred in the parade ring before the 5.35pm race where Probert – nicknamed The Bargoed Bullet – was due to ride Bits And Bobs for trainer Andrew Balding.
Having been kicked by his intended mount, green screens were put in place while Probert was attended to before being taken to the nearby Slough Hospital.
Nasty. @MCYeeehaaa reports that David Probert is being attended to by medical staff after being kicked by Bits And Bobs in the @WindsorRaces parade ring.
We wish David the best and will update with news as we get it. pic.twitter.com/OxKeq9gIFq
— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) May 22, 2023
However, there appears to be no lasting damage, with Probert tweeting on Monday night that his X-rays had come back all-clear and that he was simply sore and bruised.
He intends to return to the saddle on Wednesday where he has a full book of rides at Kempton’s evening all-weather meeting.
Probert has ridden in 371 races this year and is enjoying some of his best form in the saddle after being named Welsh flat race Jockey of the Year at last year’s Welsh Horse Racing Awards.
Just had my X-rays back after being kicked in the paddock @WindsorRaces they have come back all clear just bruised and sore thank you for all the messages.
— David probert (@davidprobert9) May 22, 2023