Jockey Eibar Coa was resting comfortably the morning of Feb. 25 after undergoing a second surgery on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken Feb. 18 in a spill after the running of the sixth race at Gulfstream Park.
According to family spokesman and agent Tito Fuentes, Coa was in good spirits following surgery a 4 ½-hour surgery Feb. 25 and, along with being able to move his arms, had some movement in his feet.
“Everything went well,” Fuentes said. “Eibar was fine Thursday night. He was in a little pain, but that’s to be expected. I think right now it’s going to be a matter of how he progresses over the next few days.”
Along with the surgeries on his broken C4 vertebrae, Coa had surgery earlier in the week to repair a broken wrist suffered in the spill.