Updated on 02/04/2014 9:37AM

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

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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.