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Our vet John Halley examined him and found that he had strained the check ligament at the back of the knee on his near foreleg.
However, Walsh snr said: "He pulled a check ligament last year but that is 100 per cent now.
But I'm afraid some of them have legs of glass and it seems he injured a check ligament under a knee, which means that his season is over.
A previous injury to his near-fore check ligament had been responsible for his earlier bouts of inactivity, and his jumping career was limited to just three appearances.