Injured teen bull rider out of hospital. - - Jackson, MS

Injured teen bull rider out of hospital.

By  David Kenney - bio | email


JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -  The teenager who was stomped by a bull this week, is out of the hospital.

18-Year-Old Holden Hedgepeth of Greenbriar Arkansas was released from University Medical center this morning.

Hedgepeth was competing in the Cowboy Christmas Youth Challenge Rodeo at the state fairgrounds equine center Monday, when he was thrown from a bull, then stomped.

He was knocked out, then rushed to the hospital. Amazingly he didn't suffer any broken bones, just bruises and a concussion.

Hedgepeth has been riding bulls for about five years now and says this is the worst injury he has suffered.

Hedgepeth who says he was going stir-crazy in the hospital says, "People have been great, I can tell I'm in the south for sure, the prayers given to me. All the people have told me they're praying for me around here it's been amazing. "

Hedgepeth says he plans to continue riding bulls once he's healed up. He competes in about two rodeos a week during the peak season.

The finals at the Cowboy Christmas Rodeo will be held tomorrow morning at 11 on the fairgrounds.

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