09/13/2008 12:00AM

Trujillo breaks wrist in spill


Jockey Elvis Trujillo will be out a minimum of six to eight weeks after fracturing his right wrist in a spill at Monmouth Park on Friday.

Trujillo was aboard Carson Hall in the seventh race on Friday when apparently the rider's feet slipped out of the irons and he fell. According to his agent, Cliff Collier, Trujillo will undergo surgery.

"They'll wait for the swelling to go down and perform the surgery next week," Collier said.

Trujillo, who came to Monmouth from Kentucky midway through the summer meeting, had risen to fifth place in the jockey standings with 61 wins from 275 mounts. Trujillo missed three months earlier in the year, also with a right wrist injury.

* Jockey Eddie Castro, who was thrown from his mount past the wire in Friday's first race and took off his remaining mounts with a sore knee, was back riding Saturday.