Jockey hurt at Charles Town

April 29, 1993|By Special to The Evening Sun

CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. -- Jockey Frankie Martinez will be sidelined up to five months after suffering a broken right leg and a broken left wrist in a training mishap here Tuesday.

Martinez was unseated from Grandpa's Shadow when the 2-year-old Darryl Boyer-trained filly shied from another horse while entering the track for a workout, wheeled and began bucking uncontrollably.

The Charles Town native was transported via track ambulance to nearby Jefferson Memorial Hospital and later was transferred to Winchester Medical Center.

"I snapped my fibula in two and it took the doctors 2 1/2 hours of surgery to put it back together," Martinez, 30, said from his hospital bed yesterday.

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