01/05/2010 12:00AM

Centeno out of hospital


Injured jockey Daniel Centeno was released from a Tampa hospital on Tuesday, two days after being kicked by a horse at Tampa Bay Downs.

Centeno was kicked in the chest before the seventh race on Sunday and taken to the intensive care unit of Town and Country Hospital. Centeno said on Tuesday that medical tests revealed no serious damage.

"I'm still very sore in that area," he said. "But I'm feeling much better than Sunday."

Centeno said he's not sure when he will return to riding but that he intends to get on horses Friday.

"I'm hopeful to be riding Saturday," he said.

Centeno, 38, was second in the jockey standings at Tampa Bay Downs at the time of the incident.