Forward, Anthony MacDonald hurt at Flamboro
January 17, 2013
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On Wednesday night at Flamboro Downs, Ontario harness racing suffered its third on-track accident in a five-day span.
In the 11th race, Thats The Life seemed to put in steps going into the final turn and fell. Justalittleluck and driver Brad Forward could not avoid the fallen horse and hit Thats The Life and driver Anthony MacDonald from behind, ejecting both drivers from their racebikes.
Forward and MacDonald will be sidelined indefinitely. Forward suffered a broken ankle with torn ligaments and told Standardbred Canada's Trot Insider that he's hoping for surgery on Thursday.
MacDonald will be off his feet for a while as well with "suspected significant hip ligament and muscle damage" to his right leg.
"I'd like to thank everyone for the well wishes, it's been a tough week for my family and friends," MacDonald told Trot Insider. "I will heal before Brad and (Anthony's brother) James so please save your prayers for them." (SC)