Dusty Tuckness is one of a professional rodeo’s most experienced and honored bullfighters. He suffered a serious injury Friday night during the bull riding event at the Wrangler NFR in Las Vegas.
Dusty Tuckness: Injury NFR, What happened, Injury Video, Broken Leg
Dusty Tuckness is a ten time PRCA Bull Fighter of the Year, this Wrangler National Finals Rodeo was his 13th trip in Las Vegas has a bull fighter.
During Round 9, he stepped up to protect a bull rider when the bull stepped directly on his leg. He left the arena on a stretcher with an open fracture of both bones. He went into surgery this morning and is being discharged from the hospital.
PRCA award-winning bullfighter Dusty Tuckness suffered a fractured left leg in Round 9 according to the Justin Sportsmedicine report.
Tuckness rushed in to save bull rider Braden Richardson following his 89-point ride on Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Bouchon and moments later he suffered the injury.
Bullfighter Dusty Tuckness, of Meeteetse, suffered a fractured left leg in Round 9 of the National Finals Rodeo on Friday according to the Justin Sportsmedicine report in an NFR release.
Nikki Tate, who runs Mo Betta Rodeo with husband Maury — both are close friends of Tuckness — said she had talked with Tuckness around 2 a.m. Saturday and he was in good spirits.
He stepped up to protect a bull rider when the bull stepped directly on his leg. He left the arena on a stretcher with an open fracture of both bones.
Nikki said he suffered an open fracture of both bones in his left leg and, according to Dr. Tandy Freeman in a post by the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, he’ll have surgery soon where they’ll insert a metal rod. Recovery is expected to take six months.