check ligament


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check ligament

A ligament that restrains the motion of a joint, esp. the lateral odontoid ligaments.
See also: ligament
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Grey Abbey's participation is still in the balance as his check ligament on his off-fore continues to give some concern.
He came out of a routine gallop with a damaged check ligament in front, so his capacity to get 1m2f, which some observers had doubted, was never put to the test.
The problem is with the check ligament on his off-fore.
Plans for a follow-up Ascot raid were scuppered when he injured his check ligament during exercise.
"She tweaked a check ligament at Cheltenham - it is fine now but this gives us more time.