Update On Jim Ritchie

Published: June 3, 2009 04:26 pm EDT

Trot Insider has spoken with Paul Ritchie for an update on his brother, Jim Ritchie, who was involved a serious racing accident last night at Grand River Raceway

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"Jim suffered a broken ankle and has had surgery done on it by doctors at Guelph hospital," said Paul. "I saw the x-ray and it was a clean break. Everything went well with the surgery and he's supposed to be released later today.

"I'm not 100% sure what the doctor's were able to tell him in regard to how long he'll be laid up for, but this wreck wasn't nearly as bad as the one he had up in Sudbury, that's for sure."

As for what led him to go down in the accident at Grand River, Paul said Jim told him that, "the horse just put in one bad step leaving out of there, so he took a hold of him and he fell."

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