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Jockey Calvin Borel released from UK hospital

By: Sean Moody; Jordan Vilines Email
By: Sean Moody; Jordan Vilines Email
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Hall of fame jockey Calvin Borel is now out of the University of Kentucky Hospital.

Jerry Hissam, Borel's agent, says he is now recovering at his home in Louisville. Hissam says Borel suffered a fractured fibula, but not a concussion as first suspected.

The three-time derby winning jockey was thrown from his horse during a race at Keeneland on Wednesday.

Borel's agent says the three time derby winning jockey will not need a cast, but will be on crutches for a couple of weeks. Hissam says Borel will be out of racing for 3-4 weeks.

In a statement from Keeneland Medical Director, Dr. Barry Schumer says that Borel was unseated from Sonic Dancer shortly after the start of the sixth race at Keeneland on Wednesday:

"He was stable, somewhat alert and suffering the effects of a sports concussion. He was complaining of pain in his left leg but he was able to move it. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for further evaluation."

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, we learned more about Calvin's injuries after his wife Lisa posted on his Facebook page.

She wrote that Calvin has suffered a broken leg but does not have a concussion. She also wrote, "We are so lucky today...it could have been much, much worse."

The horse Borel was riding at the time, Sonic Dancer, was put down.

The race was ruled a no contest.


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