Bull Rider Clayton Sellars Recovering from Early Season Injury

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Bull rider Clayton Sellars has found an outlet to help him pass the time with rodeos on hold due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Sellars is working out at a home gym at saddle bronc rider Brody Cress’ place in Stephenville, Texas.

“Being able to come here and work out has been keeping me busy, and my buddies in Weatherford have been taking the boat out and hanging out on the water, which has helped me stay sane,” said Sellars, 21.

Cress, Sellars and fellow bull riders Brody Yeary and Chase Dougherty utilize Cress’ workout facility.

The lack of rodeos worked in Sellars’ favor because he’s recovering from tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Jan. 22 during the Division 1 Xtreme Bulls event at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sellars was injured during his 77.5-point ride on Big Rafter Rodeo’s Road Rage in the long round.

“My knee is getting better,” Sellars said. “I’m going to rehab every day and my knee is getting better day-by-day. I’m hoping to be able to (get on bulls) in June.”

Sellars made his Wrangler National Finals Rodeo debut in 2019, finishing 12th in the PRCA | RAM World Standings with $158,018.

Sellars placed in two rounds in Las Vegas, highlighted by splitting third in Round 8 with a 91.5-point ride on Big Stone Rodeo Inc.’s Spotted Demon. He earned $28,827 at the Thomas & Mack Center.

Courtesy of PRCA

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