Patrick Husbands, seven-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top jockey, will miss three to four months after fracturing his right tibia in a fall at Woodbine May 20.
Husbands' agent, Gary Kemplen, advised the Woodbine publicity office May 21 that Husbands underwent successful surgery earlier in the day.
Husbands, who turned 40 May 22, was injured in the fifth race Monday when his mount, A Tough Buck, collapsed just past the finish line after running ninth in a six-furlong maiden claiming event on Polytrack.
A Tough Buck, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Don MacRae, was able to get up and walk off the track under his own power.
Husbands, however, was caught briefly underneath his mount and was transferred soon after to a local hospital.
A native of Barbados now living in Brampton, Ontario, Husbands has won 18 races at Woodbine in 2013 including a stakes score in the Ballade aboard Bear's Gem May 18.
"Patrick is in good spirits and resting comfortably," said Kemplen in a statement released by the track. "Patrick wants to extend his gratitude to everyone for their concern and continued support."