POZZOBON AND APARECIDO INJURY UPDATES (2-18-2014)
FORT WORTH, Texas ― Neither Ty Pozzobon nor Eduardo Aparecido was able to finish the Built Ford Tough Series event this past weekend in St. Louis, however, both of them have indicated they’ll be ready to compete again this coming weekend across the state in Kansas City.
Pozzobon missed Round 2 and 3 after injuring his right forearm when he was stepped on after being thrown from Rock River Red during the first round of the St. Louis Invitational. The 22-year-old indicated the bull stepped on the inside portion of his free arm near where it bends at the elbow.
Pozzobon had the same thing happen to the left side a few weeks earlier.
The Merritt, British Columbua, native flew to Dallas on Monday and was further examined by Dr. Tandy Freeman and, according to the fourth-year BFTS veteran, there are no broken bones.
In a text message, Pozzobon wrote, “I’m good to go.”
He added, “I’ll be there this weekend.”
Aparecido missed the Built Ford Tough Championship Round after sustaining what Freeman indicated was “a possible broken rib when (Aparecido) was stepped on as his spur hung in his rope, while dismounting his third-round bull.”
Freeman listed Aparecido as questionable for Kansas City.
Like Pozzobon, despite initial worries, Aparecido escaped with no broken or fractured bones.
Both Pozzobon and Aparecido are listed in the draw for the Dr Pepper Iron Cowboy V, which takes place at AT&T Stadium (formerly known as Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington, Texas, on March 1. Aparecido is also slated to compete in THE AMERICAN the next day.
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