Trainer Keith Desormeaux reported Tuesday that he was informed that
the ankle surgery performed the previous day on Ive Struck a Nerve “went
about as well as can be expected. The colt came out of it just great
and is standing and doing just fine.”
Ive Struck a Nerve suffered a fractured sesamoid in his left front
ankle during a Saturday workout at Fair Grounds. Surgery that involved
the insertion of one screw was performed in Lexington, Ky., at the Rood and Riddle equine hospital by Dr. Larry Bramlage, the noted equine surgeon.
Desormeaux said he expected that Ive Struck a Nerve would remain at
Rood and Riddle for an additional “two or three days,” then would be
sent to a farm for several months of rest before being reevaluated.