Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel is expected to be out three to four weeks after suffering a broken fibula in his left leg during a spill at Keeneland on Wednesday.
According to Borel's longtime agent, Jerry Hissam, the 46-year-old broke "the secondary bone in behind the knee, connecting to the ankle" but did not require surgery and will not need a cast.
"He came home (from University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center) last night," Hissam said when reached Thursday morning. "He doesn't have a cast but he can't put any pressure on it.
"He's awfully body sore but hopefully he can make the last few days of the Churchill Downs meet."
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Borel was riding Sonic Dancer, who fatally fractured his right front cannon bone shortly after the start of the 11⁄16-mile turf race. Paramedics were not immediately able to remove Borel from the course a little distance after the finish line and the stewards ruled the race a no contest.
Dr. Barry Schumer, medical director for Keeneland, said the three-time Kentucky Derby-winning rider was suffering from concussion-like symptoms immediately after the fall but a CAT scan revealed no concussion or soft tissue injuries.
Sonic Dancer, a 3-year-old son of Suave trained by Larry Lay for Rakesh and Kumud Sikand, was vanned off and euthanized.