Jockey Jacob Radosevich, 19, was released from the Cleveland, Ohio MetroHealth Hospital July 18 after being treated for injuries sustained when he was injured in a July 16 accident at Thistledown.
Radosevich and his mount, 3-year-old Flanagan Station, were on the lead in the six-furlong claiming race when the horse broke down just past the half-mile pole. Flanagan Station, who was euthanized, was owned by Bruno Schickedanz and trained by Jeff Radosevich, the jockey’s uncle.
According to a release from the track, Radosevich sustained four vertebral compression fractures in the accident and has been fitted with a brace. Thistledown reported Radosevich had standing x-rays July 17 and was cleared for release after completing a physical therapy session July 18.
The rider’s mother, Shelly Radosevich, said he will return to his parents’ home in Grove City, Ohio, and his recovery and therapy will continue under the care of a spine specialist. He anticipates a return to riding but a time frame has not been established.
At the time of the accident, Jacob Radosevich’s had 14 wins from 61 mounts, with 11 seconds, and eight thirds during the Thistledown meet that ends July 18.