Promising galloper Uxorious has experienced an abrupt end to his spring racing carnival after shattering his hind sesamoid.
X-Rays confirmed the six-year-old would need to undergo surgery and take a four month-long spell to recuperate from is injury.
Uxorious won the Group 3 Spring Stakes by two lengths at Morphettville last start.
“He has done it on Saturday at some stage,” trainer Matthew Williams said.
“We can only assume he has kicked out at something and shattered the sesamoid because it is not a galloping injury.
“He is going under the arthroscope where they are going to clean it up which will be done today.
“Then he will be boxed for a few weeks before he is turned back out to the paddock.
“Being a fracture to his off-hind sesamoid it is a very unusual injury.
“I’ve never had a horse do a sesamoid there but he should be back in work after four months of rest.”
Uxorious was due to run in the Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield this weekend.
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