Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tinkler Set for Timely Comeback

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tinkler Set for Timely Comeback

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Byline: WILL HAYLER

ANDREW TINKLER, widely tipped to be the likeliest successor to Mick Fitzgerald as stable jockey to Nicky Henderson, is set to make a speedy return to riding action despite undergoing surgery for facial injuries sustained at Huntingdon on Boxing Day.

The young rider missed out on riding two winners for his father, Colin, after being taken to hospital following a fall in the handicap chase from Ishka Baha, which left him missing a couple of teeth.

"He's out of hospital now, having had surgery on his teeth and jaw," said Henderson.

"I would say that I had a chat with him this morning, but to be honest it wasn't much of a conversation as it was just me who was doing the talking.

"Like a lot of these jump jockeys I am afraid he is going to have to sacrifice cosmetic beauty for his career, but that's the game I'm afraid. He did get an awful kick as he was on the ground."

With Henderson's team in flying form, his return cannot come soon enough. …

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