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Jockey Victor Espinoza Eyeing Comeback in Mid-February

He has been sidelined since breaking a vertebra in his neck and injuring his left shoulder and arm in a training accident at Del Mar in July

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    Jockey Victor Espinoza Eyeing Comeback in Mid-February
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    Victor Espinoza the jockey for Bolt d'Oro talks with the media during the morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

    Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza says doctors have cleared him to resume his Hall of Fame riding career.

    Espinoza exercised two horses at Santa Anita on Sunday. He has been sidelined since breaking a vertebra in his neck and injuring his left shoulder and arm in a training accident on the racetrack in Del Mar, California, in July.

    The 46-year-old jockey says now that doctors have signed off, it's up to him to decide when he's fit and ready to ride.

    Brian Beach, Espinoza's agent, says after getting opinions from three doctors he expects Espinoza to return in mid-February.