Dominguez Enters Rehabilitation Program
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 2/4/2013 5:22:06 PM
Last Updated: 2/5/2013 11:06:19 AM
Jockey Ramon Dominguez has been transferred from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., and has begun inpatient therapy for a skull fracture sustained in a Jan. 18 spill at Aqueduct Racetrack.
"Ramon continues to do well and is improving every day," said the jockey's wife, Sharon Dominguez, in a release. "He was transferred to Burke on Wednesday (Jan. 30), completed initial evaluations on Thursday (Jan. 31), and started a brain injury rehabilitation program on Friday (Feb. 1). As Ramon takes the next steps in his treatment, he and I would like to thank everyone again for the continued support and prayers. Although his injury will take time to heal, Ramon is on the road to a full recovery."
There is currently no timetable for Ramon Dominguez's release from Burke Rehabilitation Hospital.
A native of Venezuela, Dominguez led all riders on the New York Racing Association circuit in 2012 with 322 victories and led the nation in earnings with $25.6 million. Fellow New York jockeys John Velazquez and Javier Castellano accepted the 2012 Eclipse Award on behalf of Dominguez at the awards ceremony in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Jan. 19.
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