Injury to I Want Revenge could be career threatening

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A veterinarian says the injury that kept
onetime favorite I Want Revenge out of the Kentucky Derby will
sideline him for months and could threaten his career if he doesn't
respond well to therapy.
Foster Northrop said in an interview Tuesday that swelling in
the horse's right front ankle progressed over the weekend, and an
ultrasound showed additional ligament damage.
The horse was undergoing a bone scan Tuesday at Rood and Riddle
Equine Hospital in Lexington.
Northrop says the prospects of him running again depend on how
he responds to therapy over the next two to three months. While the
injury is career-threatening, it is not life-threatening, Northrop
says.

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