Want to see Sonny Murphy or Matt Austin in action this winter? Don't look for their names in the day sheets. Instead, head to one of the many rehab centers where these guys and others are trying to bounce back.
Bull rider Fred Boettcher will compete in this weekend's Wrangler ProRodeo Tour Championship as an alternate to both reigning world champion bull rider Matt Austin and first alternate Wesley Silcox, who are injured and cannot compete.
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World Champion Bull Rider Matt Austin's bid for a second straight world title could be in danger. Austin suffered abdominal and groin tears at the Trinity Valley Exposition in Liberty, Texas, on Oct. 19.
With the top two in the world standings entering the Wrangler NFR (reigning champ Matt Austin and Sonny Murphy) knocked out of the 15-man bull riding field by Round 2, the door was left wide open. During Round 9, B.J. Schumacher slammed it shut.
It's a tough time to be a bull rider in Vegas. The field of 15 at this year's Wrangler NFR was decreased by another as D.J. Domangue suffered a posterior hip dislocation and will join Matt Austin and Sonny Murphy as a spectator.
The last time the Xtreme Bulls Tour stopped in Kissimmee, the cowboys were caught off guard by little-seen stock. And this time it won't be much different which makes it anyone's game including Jesse Bail, who is making his bull riding return.