Tampa Bay Leading Rider De La Cruz Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Wrist

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Fernando De La Cruz, currently the leading rider at Tampa Bay Downs, suffered a broken wrist following a fall on Friday, as reported by the Daily Racing Form.

De La Cruz was thrown from his mount, Poster Girl, when the 3-year-old filly crashed into the inner rail during the stretch run in the ninth race. The Peruvian jockey was sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital where doctors discovered that he had fractured his right wrist. His agent said De La Cruz will be sidelined for four to six weeks.

Poster Girl was vanned off the track after the race, but did not suffer any serious injuries. Tampa Bay Downs reported via Twitter that the filly suffered a cut on the coronet band of her left front hoof but walked well the following morning.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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