Garrett Gomez out with broken heel

Garrett Gomez out with broken heel

Published Jan. 13, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Jockey Garrett Gomez had surgery Thursday for a broken left heel that will keep him out of the saddle for four to six weeks.

Gomez's agent, Tony Matos, says the surgery was done at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Gomez was injured Sunday before the Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita when his mount Silver Summation unseated the 40-year-old rider before flipping over backward leaving the paddock.

Gomez had been off to a good start at the track's winter meeting with six stakes victories through the first 10 days, including the Sham Stakes with Out of Bounds last weekend.