11/05/2014 3:17PM

Luzzi switches hospitals following surgery

Tom Keyser
Mike Luzzi underwent surgery for a broken leg and pelvis on Monday.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Jockey Mike Luzzi, who suffered a broken leg and pelvis in a paddock accident Sunday, was to be transferred Wednesday afternoon to North Shore University Hospital after undergoing surgery earlier in the week at Jamaica Hospital in New York.

On Monday, Luzzi had a rod and screws inserted into his leg and had his pelvis “pinned together,” according to his wife, Tania.

“I’d say he’s a critical patient but a stable one,” Tania Luzzi said Wednesday. “It was a very serious injury.”

The Luzzis were hoping that Mike could have undergone the surgery at Manhattan’s Hospital for Special Surgery, but because he had internal bleeding, he was not stable enough to be moved, Tania Luzzi said.

Tania Luzzi said her husband would be evaluated by doctors at North Shore to determine how long he must remain hospitalized.