NEW: Bull rider Koby Radley can’t escape the injury bug.
Injuries have plagued Radley ever since his appearances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2018 and 2019. The Holden, Louisiana, cowboy’s most recent accident occurred on May 18 at the Bill Hoy Kiwanis Rodeo in Clarksville, Tennessee, when he was bucked from Universal Pro Rodeos’ Nightmare and broke his femur in his left leg. Radley, 24, stated, “It was just a freak thing.” “He bucked me off, and my right leg went in front of me and my left leg went behind me. Not a terrible fall, either. I believe that my landing with that leg behind me caused it to break in three places. On May 19, I underwent surgery in Clarksville.
To hold the rods and a rod through my femur, “they put three screws in my knee and two in my hip.” Radley, who has $44,888 and is ranked 13th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings as of May 24, will be out indefinitely. When Radley saw his orthopedic surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he was informed that his recovery time would be three months. “It all relies on how the wound heals. Both a longer and a shorter version is possible. Radley underwent left knee surgery in January 2020, which kept him out of action for ten months. He then sustained ailments to his right shoulder in 2021 and 2022, which led to the season-ending injury in August and the current femur issue.
I just can’t seem to get any luck, Radley stated. “I suppose all you can do is trust the procedure. I was doing great this season, so I was really looking forward to it. I’m hoping I can get over all of these injuries so I can advance in my work. Radley earned $160,072 in the 2018 world rankings to place 10th, and $195,349 in the 2019 rankings to place seventh. He finished third in Rounds 2 and 6 in Vegas in 2018 and Round 3 with a 92-point ride on Big Stone Rodeo’s Spotted Demon in 2019. He also finished second in Round 5 in 2019.
Courtesy of PRCA