Reigning world champion heeler Jade Corkill of Fallon, Nev., suffered an injury to his left (reining) hand during the first round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
“(I’m) not sure how but the top strap of my dally came off the horn when I went to pull back,” Corkill posted on his Facebook page this morning. “(It) made it to where I didn’t even have a dally and the coils came tight around my left hand and sucked it to the (saddle) horn.”
Corkill reported that three fingers suffered cuts and that he is seeking the advice of a specialist today.
“They are saying that could be the tendon on the first finger and bone on pinky so being cautious about joint infection,” he wrote.
He plans to continue to compete and defend his world title