Jevian Toledo, the leading rider in Maryland with 144 wins in 2017, will be sidelined indefinitely following a spill during training hours Sunday morning at Laurel Park.
Toledo, 23, was transported to Howard County Hospital in Columbia, Md. complaining of back and leg pain after going down when a horse he was exercising fell. Toledo's agent, Marty Leonard, said subsequent X-rays revealed compression fractures of T7 and T8 vertebrae in his middle back as well as a collapsed lung.
Leonard said Toledo was waiting to be transferred to University of Maryland Medical Center's Shock Trauma unit Sunday afternoon for precautionary reasons.
A native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, Toledo topped all jockeys in Maryland with purse earnings of $4,564,961 in 2017, leading Laurel's calendar year-ending fall meet with 61 wins and $1.8 million in purses.
Toledo was also Maryland's leading rider in 2015 and ranked second in 2016, and owns four individual meet titles.
On Sunday night, Toledo posted the following on Twitter:
Thank God I'm out of the hospital. I'll be out four weeks. Thanks everybody for the good wishes I appreciate it. See you all soon.
— Jevian Toledo (@JevianToledo) January 22, 2018
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