07/04/2010 11:00PM

Stevens moved out of intensive care


Scott Stevens has been moved from the intensive care unit at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minn., to a private room to finish his recovery from injuries suffered in a spill at Canterbury Park on Friday, his agent, Chad Anderson, said on Monday. He is expected to remain at the hospital for one more week.

Stevens, 49, sustained six broken ribs, punctured both of his lungs, broke both sides of his collarbone, and has a lacerated spleen, according to Anderson.

As of Monday, Stevens continues to have a chest tube in place while his lungs recover from being punctured by his broken ribs. Immediately following the accident, Stevens's lungs were both collapsed and he need assistance getting oxygen. He was wearing a flak jacket.

"Scott is the kind of guy who wants to get up and move around," Anderson said. "With his ribs, the doctor has instructed him to move as little as possible so they can heal correctly."

Stevens will need months to recover from his injuries, said Anderson.

Jockeys Paul Nolan and Don Proctor continue to recover from injuries to their back suffered in the spill. Both are scheduled to return to the track before the Claiming Crown is run on July 24.

On Friday, Stevens's mount in the sixth race, Sombre, broke down while on the lead just before the quarter pole. Nolan's mount, Brook Ghazer, stumbled over her, throwing Nolan. Proctor's mount, Black Ruby, tried to veer to the outside to avoid the fallen horses, but Proctor could not hold on and fell.

Sombre was euthanized, while the other horses in the race appeared to come out of the incident without major injury.