Jockey Rosie Napravnik had to undergo a second surgery July 8 on her broken left arm, according to her publicist Kelly Wietsma of Equisponse. Napravnik broke her arm during a spill July 6 at Delaware Park.
“The original surgery was very complicated in that a plate that was put in to repair a break she sustained four years ago had to be removed and replaced with a larger plate,” reported Wietsma on Facebook. “It was a very difficult procedure and as a result there was a great deal of swelling, which caused numbness and tingling in her fingers.”
The second surgery reportedly lasted three hours. Doctors used a vacuum drainage tube to help alleviate fluids and reduce swelling. Napravnik, 23, is at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del.