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'Nobody is even talking about when we might see him next': Buveur D'Air set to miss rest of the season after piece of wood punctures his hoof in freak accident at Newcastle Buveur D'Air set to miss the rest of the season following a freak accident A piece of wood punctured Buveur D'Air's hoof in Saturday's shock defeat Nicky Henderson admitted the immediate future of Buveur D'Air was a 'grey area' The Champion Hurdle winner underwent surgery on Sunday to remove the wood

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 19:50 GMT, 1 December 2019 | Updated: 19:50 GMT, 1 December 2019

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Buveur D'Air looks set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on Sunday following a freak accident during his shock defeat in Saturday's Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

Trainer Nicky Henderson admitted the immediate future of his dual Champion Hurdle winner was a 'grey area' after he underwent surgery on Sunday to remove a piece of wood that punctured his off-fore hoof.

It is believed that the wood became embedded in Buveur D'Air, who finished lame after being beaten a short-head by Cornerstone Lad, when he blundered at the second last hurdle.

A piece of wood punctured Buveur D'Air's hoof in Saturday's shock defeat at Newcastle

A piece of wood punctured Buveur D'Air's hoof in Saturday's shock defeat at Newcastle

Henderson said: 'Nobody is even talking about when we might see him next. All that is being talked about is making him more comfortable and eliminating the pain.

'In simple terms it's like a very large splinter underneath your nail, and it is very sore.

'If all goes well for the next 24 hours then I think we are through the

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