Ryan Mania "delighted" to leave hospital following fall

Ryan Mania celebrates on Auroras Encore after winning the John Smith's Grand National Chase on April 6, 2013
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Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania says that he is "delighted" to leave hospital after suffering neck and back injuries.

Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania has expressed his delight in being released from hospital following a fall at Hexham on Sunday.

The Scotsman, who has spent two days under medical care in Newcastle, has suffered minor neck and back injuries following an MRI scan today.

Mania wrote on Twitter: "Delighted to be getting out today. Looking forward to getting home to see friends & family. Would also love to see GN2013 replay. #excited"

The day before Mania suffered the fall, the 23-year-old rode 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore to victory in the Grand National.

Ryan Mania celebrates on Auroras Encore after winning the John Smith's Grand National Chase on April 6, 2013
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