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Barbaro could be cast-free soon

November 5, 2006


Barbaro and Dr Dean Richardson feature on the cover of the University of Pennsylvania's publication Bellweather.
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's right hind leg cast may be removed soon, according to his medical team at the George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center.

"Barbaro had radiographs taken through his fiberglass cast on November 1," said Dr. Dean W. Richardson, Chief of Surgery.

"The healing appears substantial enough that we plan to remove his cast and replace it with a splinted bandage some time next week." Barbaro has been in a cast since surgery at the hospital following his accident at the Preakness on May 20.

"We will take some more radiographs after his cast is removed under general anesthesia. He will then be recovered again using our swimming pool system."

 

 

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