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Victor Espinoza eyeing comeback in mid-February

2016 Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Whitmore #10, ridden by Victor Espinoza, walks on track prior to the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- 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 at Del Mar 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.