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Jockey's and Trainer's Thread   Horse Racing

Started 3/9/12 by SmittyCat3; 326830 views.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

Thanks - I don't think it was a big surprise to anyone - he couldn't even stand in the stirrups a week and a half ago.

I feel his pain ....but probably would have felt worse if he had to give up the mount on Out of Bounds in the San Felipe tomorrow.


gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/9/12

Yep, being older now doesn't help with quick healing either......he needs to be patient, and work on strengthening that foot...
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

I wish you had his phone number, so you could tell him what you just said! (I'm sure his wife Pam is doing a good job of that though!)
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/9/12

Probably his PT guy/girl AND his doctor! :-)
GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

3/9/12

Gary Stevens reported it's not riding that hurts, it's the long walks riders must take at Santa Anita to get back and forth from jockey room to track.  I wish GG well, he must have to be very careful about pain meds and it must be very frustrating.  Glad he is being so smart and good to himself.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12


Garrett said the heel doesn't hurt - it's the tendons and ligaments in his ankle (owwwch):

“Where he put the plate and screws in my heel isn’t what hurts,” he said. “The ligaments and tendons in the front left corner of my ankle are tight, and what I’m concerned about pain-wise is the impact and movement from the horse actually hitting the ground. On the Equicizer, I’m not in any pain.”

Read more: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/67924/gomez-returning-to-action-this-weekend#ixzz1og0EbCKd
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/9/12

Yep, having to restretch those ligament/tendons (they have to move them so as to place the plate and screws in, then reposition or reattach them) is the hardest part...I know because I've have numerous ligament and tendon tears myself, and am having a problem now with my muscles shortening up......stretching is his best friend now, although I'm sure he's not having any fun with it! :-)

ger

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

3/9/12

Thanks for that explanation - were you the one who was talking about this when he first got injured? I remember someone here at the time saying there were so many ligaments, tendons etc. that would also be effected.
GreybirdK

From: GreybirdK

3/9/12

I saw those surgical photos on HRTV, the incision was huge.  Got to be very painful and slow to rehab

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/9/12

Possibly....I'm sure I would have said something about the ligaments/tendons..luckily  I have not had any surgeries for them, but my one son had for his foot, and another couple of people at my tennis club, plus I play with some nurses and doctors too and they always talk about these kind of surgeries.

ger

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