Shoulder Injury Sidelines Cody Wright for at Least Two Rounds

LAS VEGAS – Saddle bronc rider Cody Wright, the world champion in 2008 and 2010, has doctored released out of Rounds 8 and 9 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo because of a left shoulder injury.

“He had a left shoulder dislocation that was reduced at the hospital, and when you do that you stretch or tear the actual joint capsule or ligaments around there, and it’s painful,” said Rick Foster, Program Director of the Justin Sports Medicine team. “When he took the doctored out option (late Thursday afternoon), that meant he was out for two (Rounds 8 and 9). I’m not for sure about Round 10. In theory, he runs a high risk of another dislocation if he lands on it or does something the wrong way.”

Wright injured his left shoulder, which is his rein or lifting hand, when he landed on the shoulder following his 65-point ride on Sutton Rodeos’ Camp Fire in Round 7.

Wright is third in the WNFR average with a 524.5-point score on seven head. Wright finished third and fourth in Rounds 4 and 5 and he is fourth in world standings with $130,394.

Courtesy of PRCA