Veteran jockey Mike Luzzi will undergo shoulder surgery for an injury he suffered May 10 and will be out for 12-18 weeks, the rider told the New York Racing Association May 19.

Luzzi, 43, hit his shoulder on the starting gate at the start of the No Reason overnight stakes at Belmont Park. Since then, he rode in five races on May 11 and in a single race May 18. The rider says he needs the surgery to regain his full range of motion on that shoulder.

So far in 2013, Luzzi has won 28 races from 235 mounts. He had won five races from 26 mounts during the current Belmont spring/summer meet.

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