Bull rider Reid Oftedahl is getting better after suffering an injury on Rafter H Rodeo Livestock’s Under the Influence in Round 2 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Teton Ridge on December 2.
Oftedahl, who hails from Raymond, Minnesota, was thrown forward, struck the head of the bull, and was thrown to the dirt of the arena. Oftedahl, who was protected by a helmet, sustained injuries to his head and neck.
On December 2, Oftedahl was admitted to UMC Trauma Center’s intensive care unit. He updated the ProRodeo Sports News late on December 15 with the following information regarding his condition.
By means of text, Oftedahl said he was determined to have a Grade 3 Diffuse Axonal Injury, which is the shearing (tearing) of the mind’s long interfacing nerve strands (axons) that happens when the cerebrum is harmed as it moves and pivots inside the hard skull.
Additionally, he claimed to have fractured the C7 cervical vertebrae in his neck.
The lower levels of the cervical spine, close to the base of the neck, include the C7 vertebra, which is directly below the C6 spinal vertebra. It is the last vertebral level in the cervical spine segment, which incorporates levels C1-C7.
Oftedahl, 28, told his well-wishers that he is currently at a rehabilitation center in Mesa, Arizona. “I would like to thank you for supporting me and my family during this difficult time,” he said.
Oftedahl added that he hopes to make a full recuperation.
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In 2022, Oftedahl would make his Wrangler NFR debut at https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/reidoftedahl/journal. He obtained the No. 15th place with $97,944 in the PRCA | RAM World Standings He completed sixteenth in the last 2022 world standings with $107,944.
Thanks to PRCA