Olympic Eventing: Additional Injuries Reported

Peter Flarup of Denmark and Silver Ray rocketed up from 45th place after dressage to 20th place after having a fantastic cruise around the track during yesterday's cross-country at Beas River, but there were concerns about a front leg later in the day. Following examination it was decided that the horse should be withdrawn.

"It's nothing serious and he might have been OK to jump today, but I'm not prepared to take the risk--he is too important to me," the 32 year old rider said this morning.

Swedish rider Viktoria Carlerback also enjoyed her cross-country run yesterday with Bally's Geronimo, but later last night it was confirmed that her horse had a tendon injury from which he is expected to recover within a few months.

The Swedish team earlier lost Magnus Gallerdal's Keymaster, who is reported to be recovering after surgery performed at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Veterinary Hospital which is located close by the equestrian Olympic core venue at Sha Tin.

For more on Keymaster's injury see "Veterinary Updates from Hong Kong."

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