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Payne Out For 2 Months With Neck Fracture
Manager Phillip Roost confirmed jockey Michelle Payne has a "slight fracture to the C2 vertebra in her neck" & is required to wear a neck brace, following her race fall at Caulfield last Saturday & will be out of action for "up to 8 weeks". As a result, Payne will miss the remainder of Melbourne's autumn carnival.