Grand National-Winning Jock to Leave Hospital

Grand National-Winning Jock to Leave Hospital
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Ryan Mania celebrates after winning the Grand National aboard Auroras Encore.

Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania will be released from the hospital following injuries from a spill the day after his memorable victory at Aintree.

Mania's agent said in a statement April 9 the Scottish rider has a small fracture in his back as well as tissue and ligament damage. The fall happened at Hexham in northern England April 7.

Agent Bruce Jeffrey said Ryan "feels fine" and is "walking about perfectly fine." Mania has spent the last two nights in a hospital in Newcastle.

He rode 66-1 shot Auroras Encore to victory in the world's toughest steeplechase race April 6. A party is being held in his honor in his hometown of Galashiels on April 9.

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