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Velazquez injured in Aqueduct spill

John Velazquez

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez sustained a slight fracture of his first rib on the right side and a small bone chip near his right wrist as the result of a spill in Sunday’s seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack, according to his valet, Tony Millan.

 

Millan said Velazquez, who is expected to leave North Shore University Hospital on Sunday evening, would follow up with his orthopedist, Dr. Stephen O’Brien, on Monday or Tuesday.

 

“He’ll follow up with his doctor this week and we’ll know more,” Millan said. “The good news is that these appear to be relatively minor injuries.”

 

Velazquez, 41, was unseated during the running of the seventh race when his mount, Katie Malone, appeared to clip heels with Ascended Fever ridden by Jilver Chamafi. Katie Malone stumbled and fell as a result, sending Velazquez to the turf course. Katie Malone did not appear to be seriously injured in the incident and was walked off the track. 

 

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Thanks I imagined all manner of things.
AF folks. My knucklehead buddies in the Air Force.
AF folks??
I didn't mean the bones were actually hanging outside the skin. But a lot of AF folks got a good, "Damn that sucks!" moment. One dude threw a rolled-up ball of masking tape and hit the spot. I most definitely gave him a solid Belly-to-Back suplex."
The third worst sight is seeing my Win ticket on the ground in a crumpled heap.
That's exactly what I said tv, but sure enough, the broken bones across the top of my foot were hangin'-out for the world to see. I STILL have the knot where they didn't heal exactly straight.
A note of irony: Since Velazquez has suffered an injury. Wouldn't it be ironic if he were to be replaced in the Ky Derby by, say, Robby Albarado?(then, the Animal Kingdom episode would go full circle)
Think the worst sight in horse racing is watching a casino destroy the entire game, a idiots on the take, not doing a thing to stop it.
The two worst sights in horse racing are seeing a horse go down and seeing the jockey laying on the ground in a crumpled heap.
bones exposed? That could not be the broken ones or the whole idea of isolation would have been lost.
Idiot military doctors actually casted my foot in such a way that the broken bones were exposed, and the top went all the way past the back of my knee. I had to go back inside and get them to trim it becausae I couldn't bend my leg to get it in my truck to drive home.
As a guy that's broken 16 bones in my career, I couldn't agree more with APF. The ones that seemed to hurt the longest were broken bones in my hands (from fisticuffs in HS) and my foot (from a crash on a 70 foot jump in a motocross race). The arms, ankles, etc were a breeze pretty much.
Johnny V..I'll say a prayer for you tonight. I wish you a speeding and full recovery in time for the Derby. Get well soon!
even small fractures can take up to 3-4 weeks to heal
Wow! that sucks

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