Coa Out Of Surgery

Coa Out Of Surgery

02/19/2011

 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jockey Eibar Coa underwent approximately six hours of surgery Saturday at Memorial Regional Hospital on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken in a spill following the finish of Friday’s sixth race.

Family spokesperson Tito Fuentes, Coa’s agent, said Coa came out of the surgery well and was able to move his hands.

“After the operation the doctors said they were encouraged,” Fuentes said. “He was moving his hands, and that’s a great sign.”

Terry Meyocks, National Manager of the Jockeys’ Guild, added; “Eibar had some feeling (Friday) night as well. So we’re hoping he will continue improving.”