05/22/2011 4:51PM

Monmouth: Marquez Taken for Precautionary X-Rays

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From the Monmouth Park Publicity Office:

Jockey Carlos H. Marquez Jr. was taken to Monmouth Medical Center after being injured in the starting gate prior to Sunday’s fifth race.

“He had a pretty serious bruise on his right calf,” said Dr. Angelo Chinnici, Monmouth Park medical director.  “I sent him to Monmouth Medical just for precautionary x-rays on his right leg.”

A 43-year-old native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marquez was fourth in the Monmouth Park jockey standings heading into Sunday’s card.