Alvarado to have surgery on broken left ankle; out three months
By Jenny Kellner | 12/23/2013 07:15 PM ET
Jockey Junior Alvarado will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a broken left ankle and will be out for approximately three months, his agent, Mike Selitto, said Monday.
Alvarado sustained the injury prior to the running of the $100,000 East View Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday, when his mount, Miss Narcissist, flipped in the gate and unseated the rider. Alvarado was taken by ambulance to North Shore University Hospital for X-rays and was discharged that evening to see his personal physician.
Selitto said Alvarado would await the surgery at home.
Alvarado, 27, currently is fifth in the jockey standings for the Aqueduct inner-track meet with six victories. For the year, he has 188 wins for $12,338,908 on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, including 30 stakes victories, among them the Grade 1 Forego with Strapping Groom and the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap aboard Flat Out.