08/11/2016 12:29PM

Carrasco sidelined by foot injury

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
Victor Carrasco is recovering from a foot injury sustained last Sunday at Laurel.

Victor Carrasco, the leading rider at the Laurel Park summer meeting, will be sidelined this weekend as he continues to recover from a foot injury he sustained Sunday.

Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider of 2013, holds a one-win lead in the standings over Feargal Lynch coming into Friday's Laurel races. Carrasco was injured prior to the fourth race Sunday when he was unseated by his mount while heading from the paddock to the track.

Carrasco took off his final two mounts Sunday and then was unable to fulfill his riding engagements at Delaware Park and Penn National during the week. Carrasco, 24, is currently equipped with an orthopedic boot. According to his agent, Tom Stift, Carrasco is scheduled to have new X-rays of the foot taken Friday.

"His foot’s swollen but his ankle looks good," Stift said. "They didn’t see any fractures, and they put him in a boot instead of a cast. There’s so many small bones in the foot that they’re going to X-ray it again on Friday and see how it is."

Carrasco has won 714 races and has mount earnings of more than $18.5 million since coming to the United States from his native Puerto Rico in 2013.