Glen Boss out of the saddle after having minor knee surgery

Champion jockey Glen Boss will be sidelined for at least a month after undergoing minor knee surgery.

It means Boss’ stay in Queensland, where he has based himself for the winter carnival, has ended.

He will not be seen on Tatt’s Tiara day at Eagle Farm on June 26, the final Group 1 race day of the Australian racing season.

However, he will be back riding sooner rather than later, hopefully in as little as a month.

“I’m in Melbourne at the moment, I had a bit of surgery on my knee on Wednesday so that’s going to keep me out for a bit,” Boss said.

“I had a clean-up of the meniscus as it was starting to really irritate me.

“These things don’t get better, they get worse, so I thought if I can get onto it early and get it done, hopefully then it’s fine.

“I have had my other knee done before and it has been really good so I decided to get this one done.”

In a raw, honest and emotional interview, Glen Boss talks us through his incredible rise from an apprentice jockey in Gympie to becoming a three-time Melbourne Cup winner.

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Boss didn’t ride a Group 1 winner during the Queensland carnival but claimed the Group 2 Moreton Cup and also the Listed Goldmarket on Tony Gollan sprinter Baller.

On Thursday, Boss revealed his crippling battle with depression which at one stage saw him come “super close” to taking his own life.

The three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey also described the euphoria of coming out the other side of his battle against mental health demons.

He urged those struggling with mental health issues to speak up and seek help.

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Originally published asSurgery ends Boss’ winter carnival stint

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