Updated: Geroux Suffers Fractured Sternum In Training Incident At Keeneland

by | 10.13.2019 | 1:45pm
Florent Geroux at Keeneland

Jockey Florent Geroux was unseated Sunday morning during training hours at Keeneland, according to TVG. He was hospitalized and underwent x-rays, but was able to move his arms and legs.

Caton Bredar later reported on Twitter that the jockey had been diagnosed with a broken sternum.

The incident occurred later in the morning when Geroux was breezing Air Strike, and the colt stumbled after the wire. Both horse and rider hit the ground. The Phil D'Amato-trained Air Strike was reported to be uninjured and returned to the barn.

“The horse is fine,” agent Doug Bredar told horseracingnation.com. “We can't figure out anything wrong with the horse. He went back to the barn. But Flo went down really hard.”

Geroux was scheduled on eight mounts for Sunday afternoon at Keeneland, but will not be riding the card.

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