NEW YORK (AP) – Belmont Stakes runner-up Dunkirk has had surgery for a leg injury but is expected to return to racing as early as this fall.

Dunkirk fractured his left hind cannon bone during Saturday’s race and had surgery Tuesday to insert a screw to stabilize the leg. Trainer Todd Pletcher says he anticipates a full recovery.

Dunkirk was slightly off after the Belmont, which was won by Summer Bird. An X-ray Monday revealed the fracture.

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