St Nicholas Abbey's recovery from a fractured right pastern suffered a setback on Monday; officials from Coolmore issued this update Wednesday morning:
A major complication in St Nicholas Abbey's recovery arose on Monday evening as he appeared a little uncomfortable.
Radiographs showed the steel weight-bearing pin in his cannon bone had broken and after consultation, the surgeons decided to take it out.
The damaged pin can be clearly seen on the radiograph.
This procedure was done Monday night, the leg has been re-cast and St Nicholas Abbey is now bearing weight on the fractured leg.
This development has come sooner than we would have ideally liked, so the next week is a very tentative period for us.
This morning St Nicholas Abbey is comfortable and is walking as well as can be expected.
His temperament and demeanour are a tremendous plus both for him and the team treating him.
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