03/25/2013 3:11PM

Dominguez comeback delayed


Jockey Ramon Dominguez’s comeback is on hold.

Dominguez, who suffered a fractured skull in a spill at Aqueduct on Jan. 18, met with his doctors on Monday, but did not receive clearance to start getting on horses in the morning as he had hoped.

"I had an MRI and saw my doctor this morning," Dominguez told the New York Racing Association. “While he is very pleased with the progress I have made, I am not completely healed and need to continue my therapy. I feel very good physically and mentally, but my injury was serious and I need to take more time to allow myself to recover.”

Dominguez, the reigning three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey, will continue his outpatient therapy and will meet again with his neurosurgeon, though no timetable was given for his next appointment.

“I miss riding and I’m excited to come back when my doctors release me,” he said. “It’s hard because I feel so good, but I know I need to be patient and focus on my recovery.”