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Jockey will miss 4 to 6 weeks

Updated: January 10, 2012, 12:47 PM ET
By Jay Privman | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Jockey Garrett Gomez will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a heel fractured in a pre-race accident Sunday, his agent, Tony Matos, said Tuesday morning.

Gomez visited orthopedic specialist Dr. James Tibone, as well as specialist Dr. Jae H. Chon, at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. That clinic treats many of the elite athletes in the area, including the Lakers.

"Dr. Chon said the fracture could heal on its own, but it would ...

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