Jockey Abel Lezcano Feeling Better
April 29, 2012 10:59pm

Jockey Abel Lezcano was expected to be discharged from North Shore University Hospital Sunday afternoon after an overnight stay following a fall at Belmont on Saturday. Lezcano, 21, was unseated when his mount, Catreign, fractured his left front cannon bone and fell on the backstretch in Saturday’s first race. Catreign was euthanized.


“Abel is doing much better,” said the rider’s agent, Jean-Luc Samyn. “They are going to release him today. He broke two ribs – but they were not displaced, which is good – and has a laceration on his left ear. There was a lot of dirt in the cut and that’s why they kept him overnight. It was difficult to clean and they were concerned about infection, so he is on antibiotics. I think he’ll be out a month, more or less, but we’ll know more after he sees the doctor again on Tuesday. He’s banged up, but pretty lucky.”


Lezcano is 7-9-12 from 124 starts in 2012 with more than $280,000 in purse earnings.



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