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Paul Carberry is set to miss the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a fracture while riding out at home.
Carberry has been out of action since suffering a broken leg in a fall at Listowel in September, but he was on target for a return in the coming weeks.
However, the veteran jockey fractured the same leg at home on Friday and he is now set to miss the showpiece event in March.
"I was due to see the specialist at the end of January and the plan was he was going to pass me fit to ride again,” said Carberry.
"I've been riding out for a while and we'd been happy with how things were going. It (a comeback) was getting pretty close all right, but obviously it wasn't meant to be.
"I was riding out on Friday and it was a simple enough fall. The horse just spooked and when I went down the leg gave way - there is obviously a weakness there, but it's not the same break as last time.
"I'll see the specialist later on, but I'd say this will set us back a couple of months, which is disappointing."