Jump jockey Ryan Mania has had an extraordinary few days that have included winning the Grand National on a rank outsider.
Big outsider Auroras Encore won the 166th Grand National at Aintree cruising to a comfortable victory in the world's most famous jumps race.
Sport fans are waiting to see if the Grand National, the world's most famous steeplechase, will get its first female winning jockey.
Ryan Mania is hoping to leave hospital today after undergoing a final MRI scan.
The Grand National-winning jockey was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Newcastle following a fall at Hexham on Sunday.
On Saturday the 23-year-old won the Grand National, riding the Sue Smith-trained Auroras Encore.
Grand National winning rider Ryan Mania is to spend a second night in hospital as he awaits a final MRI scan, before hopefully being discharged tomorrow. His agent Bruce Jeffrey added:
Ryan Mania will be staying for a second night at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. The 23-year-old Grand National winner is waiting for a final MRI scan to give him the all-clear and allow him to return home. It is expected he will have the scan tomorrow and then leave the hospital.
Grand National winning rider Ryan Mania's agent Bruce Jeffrey says the jockey could still be released from hospital today.
Grand national winning jockey ryan mania still at hospital awaiting MRI scan, still hopeful of being released from hospital later today.From @BJ_jockeysagent on Twitter:
The announcement came in spite of doctors saying he will remain in for another night as a precautionary measure.
A hospital in Newcastle says Ryan Mania is comfortable and in good spirits but he will remain in for another night as precautionary measure.
He is still to have his MRI but it too is being done as a precaution.
Mania looks to have escaped serious injury from his fall at Hexham yesterday.
Sue Smith, who trains Grand National winner Auroras Encore, says jockey Ryan Mania is going to recover from the injury he sustained in a nasty fall at Hexham.
She told Daybreak: “It wasn’t so good there for an hour but… thankfully it looks as though all is going to be well.”
She added: “[It] looked to be a very unfortunate fall, it was another horse that’s trodden on him.”
Husband Harvey said: “These lads fall every other day so he’ll soon bounce back.
"It’s part of the job.”
Mania guided outsider Auroras Encore to a shock victory at Aintree racecourse on Saturday.
Grand National winning rider Ryan Mania's agent Bruce Jeffrey has tweeted the jockey's progress, after Mania suffered a heavy fall during his ride at Hexham.
News regarding national hunt jockey ryan mania, he will detained overnight for precautionary mri scan tomorrow morning. Will update tomorrowFrom @BJ_jockeysagent on Twitter:
Ryan and his family appreciate all the kind wishes and would like to thank you all very much.From @BJ_jockeysagent on Twitter:
Ryan Mania sent this tweet from hospital as he waits for a scan after his fall at Hexham today.