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Eibar Coa takes first steps

Updated: March 28, 2011, 6:31 PM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Jockey Eibar Coa has begun taking the first steps on the road to what he is hoping will be a complete recovery from injuries suffered in a spill at Gulfstream Park at Feb. 18 that originally left him paralyzed throughout most of his body.

Speaking from his room in the rehabilitation center at Memorial South Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., Coa said Monday that he is able to walk short distances and is undergoing three hours of therapy daily.

"I can't walk ...

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