Updated on 02/04/2014 10:37AM

Aqueduct: Cohen to be out at least eight weeks with broken leg

Barbara D. Livingston
David Cohen broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg when he was kicked by a horse in the paddock Saturday.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Jockey David Cohen will be out a minimum of eight weeks after suffering a broken leg when the filly Recoupe kicked him in the paddock prior to Saturday’s fourth race at Aqueduct.

According to Cohen’s agent, Bill Castle, Cohen broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg. Castle said that Cohen was expected to be released from North Shore University Hospital Saturday night and that he would visit a Manhattan-based orthopedist in the next day or two to determine if surgery is required.

Recoupe was the only mount Cohen, 29, had on Saturday’s card. As he was about to get up on the filly for the six-furlong maiden race, Recoupe kicked Cohen in the knee, knocking him to the ground. Recoupe was ordered a late scratch by the track veterinarian.

Cohen was strapped to a stretcher and placed in an ambulance. After some discussion - and Cohen’s failed attempt to put weight on his right leg while trying to walk - Cohen was placed back on the stretcher and taken to North Shore where X-rays revealed the broken bone.

Cohen, who ranked 11th in wins on the NYRA circuit in 2013, is the fifth-leading rider at Aqueduct’s inner track meet with 20 wins from 117 mounts.

Joe Consolo More than 1 year ago
recently broke my leg knowing the sock and pain i had endured can only imagine what david must be going through had my operation five days ago. three months recovery had my surgery at tufts medical center boston.must go back to ave screws removed and plate in april.totaly sucks i umpire and referee which is totaly going to cost me so i only can imagine what davids going thru.
roger1943 More than 1 year ago
Been a fan of David's since Del Park. Good, honest rider you can trust with your wagers. Wishing for a fast and full recovery.
Bob More than 1 year ago
That's too bad....Cohen is a much better rider than he is generally given credit for. Hopefully this injury won't derail the momentum he has been building up over the last couple of years.
Joe Rockhold More than 1 year ago
Been a fan of his ever since he rode Proud Tower Too to victories in the Malibu and Dubai Golden Shaheen. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
Ron Solberg More than 1 year ago
a good under the radar jockey.
Union_Rags More than 1 year ago
Feb.1, 2008 same bones, same leg, slipped on ICE I think.Not a good day.
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
You or David?
Duane More than 1 year ago
I hope Jacobson keeps his spot open for him.
Patricia Doyle More than 1 year ago
why wouldn't Jacobson keep his spot open for him, as David is an excellent rider and made a lot of money for Jacobson and will again. Meanwhile it would be nice for Taylor Rice to pick up extra Jacobson mounts.
iknownothing114 More than 1 year ago
Jacobson rides the agent
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Man, that's gonna hurt for awhile... Good recovery, Jock.