Powell planning to make trip
Monday 23 July 2012
Jockey Brendan Powell is hoping to be fit for action at the Galway Festival next week.
The rider has been sidelined for just over a week after being knocked unconscious when he fell from The Lemonpie at Southwell on July 15.
Powell undertook a concussion test with the British Horseracing Authority's Dr Michael Turner on Monday, but has been told to wait a further seven days before taking the test again.
He tweeted: "Sadly won't be able to ride for another week but will hopefully be back for Galway in a week's time."
The jockey's father, trainer Brendan Powell, expanded on the situation.
He said: "He has to take another concussion test. He had one on Monday but Dr Turner wasn't totally happy with him, although he feels 100%.
"He feels fit and well and wants to get back, but I said to him this morning that a couple of years ago he would have had to have waited 21 days, so a couple of weeks isn't that bad.
"He's hoping to pass the test next Monday as he wants to be back for Galway. He might have a couple of rides in the handicaps for Irish trainers."