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Allen Bach Recovering from Stroke

by ProRodeo.com | Nov 16, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Four-time World Champion Team Roping Heeler Allen Bach is recovering after suffering a stroke Nov. 11 while driving in Stephenville, Texas.

The 30-time Wrangler NFR qualifier was hauling horses at the time of the stroke, and crashed the truck he was driving into a tree. Luckily, the 58-year-old Bach didn’t suffer serious injuries in the accident, and the horses were unharmed as well.

Bach was airlifted to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where doctors discovered a blood clot in his brain. Blood thinners helped to reduce the clot and doctors are hopeful Bach will have a full recovery.

“He’s getting stronger each day, and he’s able to talk great,” said Bach’s daughter April Bach Patterson. “He’s supposed to be out of the hospital Nov. 17, and he’s already talking about how long until he can ride horses again. The doctor told him it will be awhile until he can ride, and he gave the doctor a death stare.”

Updates on Bach’s condition will be released as they become available.

Courtesy of PRCA