BRYONY FROST faces a spell on the sidelines after fracturing her back in a nasty fall at Aintree two weeks ago.
The leading jockey was forced to miss the final two days of the Grand National meeting at Aintree after a heavy tumble on Thyme White on day one.
Frost suffered nasty injuries in a fall at Aintree
She was taken to Aintree Hospital shortly after the fall but she was discharged later that day.
She underwent further assessment and an MRI scan revealed she had suffered a fracture to a vertebrae.
Frost, 27, also suffered an injury to her shoulder in the fall.
She was due to ride Greaneteen in the Grade 1 Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday, the final meeting of the 2021-22 jumps season.
But she will now take some time off to allow her injuries to heal.
On Easter Monday, a spokesperson for Frost said: “Following Bryony’s fall at Aintree she saw shoulder specialist Geoff Graham who recommended a period of rest followed by reassessment after a few days to determine the nature of her shoulder problem.
“At the same time the CT scans performed in Liverpool were reviewed by specialists in London who confirmed no new bone injury.
“But in light of Bryony still reporting discomfort in her back a more detailed MRI was carried out.
“This has showed an area of bone bruising in a single vertebra with a stable fracture.
“Following medical advice Bryony has reluctantly agreed not to return to riding until sufficient healing has taken place and will also use the opportunity to address her shoulder issue.
“She will work with members of the IJF Rehab Team to enhance her fitness and performance during this break from competition.”
Frost has ridden 43 winners this season, headlined by top-level winners on Greaneteen and Frodon, earning £646,881 in prize-money.