GUYMON, Okla. – Clay Wagner got to see the good and bad in the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo during Friday’s first performance.
Wagner, an 18-year-old bull rider from Round Rock, Ariz., rode the Lancaster & Jones bull Mongol for 81 points and took the early lead. But just as soon as the ride ended, Wagner head collided with the bull’s head.
The nasty spill resulted in a concussion and a fractured cervical vertebrae, but Wagner still had movement and passed the neurological exam, said Rick Foster, the program director for the Justin Sportsmedicine Team.
Wagner was treated at Memorial Hospital of Texas County, then transferred to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City for a follow-up exam with a neck specialist, Foster said.