11/29/2014 9:16PM

Jockey Eramia to miss two weeks with shoulder injury


Jockey Richard Eramia is expected to be sidelined about two weeks after dislocating his shoulder Saturday at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, according to his agent, Rick Mocklin.

Eramia was injured after the fourth race and was off his mounts for the remainder of the card. He was treated at Tulane University Hospital and was released Saturday, said Mocklin.

Mocklin said doctors put Eramia under anesthesia for about five minutes to put the shoulder back in place. He said there were no broken bones. The incident happened galloping out after the fourth race, according to Mocklin.

“He was pulling up on the gallop-out, the horse spooked from something and ducked out from under him,” Mocklin said. “He did come off and landed on his shoulder. He was in a lot of pain and was taken to the hospital.”

Mocklin said Eramia plans to go through rehab to be able to resume riding more quickly.

“Our goal is to be back in two weeks,” said Mocklin.

The hope is to ride the Louisiana Champions Day program of stakes at Fair Grounds on Dec. 13. Eramia is one of the state’s leading jockeys as well as the regular pilot aboard Sunbean, who won last year’s $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic.

Eramia, a multiple title winner at Louisiana Downs, ranks fifth in the current standings at Fair Grounds.