09/24/2008 11:00PM

Chavez injured, out 4 to 5 weeks


Jorge Chavez will miss four to five weeks with a broken right hand suffered when he was dumped before the fourth race at Belmont Park on Wednesday, according to agent Winston Heslop.

Chavez's progress will be evaluated by doctors next week, Heslop said.

Chavez, 46, won the Eclipse Award as outstanding rider in 1999. At the time of the accident, he was 4 for 35 at the Belmont meet.