Jockey David Cohen is likely to be immobile for six to eight weeks after injuring his right leg prior to the running of the fourth race at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 1.
Cohen, 29, the fifth-leading rider at the Big A's inner-track meet with 20 victories from 117 starts, was kicked in the right leg by his mount Recoupe as he was about to climb aboard the filly for the six-furlong maiden race. The jockey was taken by ambulance to North Shore University Hospital, where he was fitted with a soft cast.
Cohen was discharged from the hospital to be evaluated by his own orthopedist.
According to Dan Nelson, director of safety for the New York Racing Association, Cohen was moving with the assistance of crutches and is likely to be sidelined for six to eight weeks.