COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bull rider Tim Bingham, a two-time qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2014, 2016) has been sidelined with a fractured right clavicle.
The Honeyville, Utah, cowboy was injured Feb. 9 at the Dixie National Rodeo in Jackson, Miss.
“It broke all the way through, but it wasn’t displaced enough for surgery,” said Bingham, 25. “He (Dr. Tandy Freeman, the medical director for the Justin Sports Medicine Team) told me (Monday) when I visited him that I should sit out between six to eight weeks and let it heal by itself.”
Bingham had an 89-point ride on Smith, Harper & Morgan’s No. 30 to take the lead in the rodeo, but was injured when he fell to the ground. The rodeo concludes Wednesday.
“I had a younger bull and he turned out to be really awesome,” Bingham said. “Right after the whistle, I went to get off and my riding hand kind of stuck for a half of a jump and I got thrown off the back. He threw me up pretty high and far, and I landed right on my head and shoulder, and I cracked my collarbone.”
Bingham is seventh in the Feb. 13 the WEATHER GUARD® PRCA World Standings with $21,510.
A year ago, Bingham finished 12th in the final world standings with $132,783. He placed second in Rounds 9 and 10 at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo presented by Polaris RANGER.
In 2014, Bingham finished seventh in the world standings with $115,670. That year, he placed second in Round 1 and Round 9 at the WNFR.
“I’m hoping I can return at around the end of March,” Bingham said. “I will get another X-ray around that time and see if it looks healed. Injuries are just part of bull riding.”
Courtesy of PRCA