Akin injured in Montgomery, remains in critical condition at Baptist Hospital
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – PRCA bull rider Lee Akin was taken to Baptist Hospital in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday night, March 8 after being bucked off and stepped on by Smith, Harper and Morgan’s Dick Dasterdly during the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo in Montgomery.
Akin, of Weatherford, Okla., suffered a skull fracture after the bull stepped on the left side of his head upon hitting the ground. The Justin SportsMedicine Team was immediately on the scene and assisted in transporting Akin to Baptist Hospital, where they determined he had a traumatic brain injury. He underwent successful neurosurgery and is currently in an induced coma in the critical care unit in critical condition. An induced coma with this severe of an injury is very common and it allows the body to relax and recover more quickly.
Stock contractors Stace Smith and Pete Carr sent their personal plane to pick up Akin’s family in Oklahoma, so that they could be with him in Montgomery.
More updates will be available in the coming days.
Special message from Rodeo Attitude: Please keep Lee and his family in your prayers and pass this message on to everyone especially any pray chains you are a part of. Thank you.
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"All I have to do is really learn how to dance with a bull. You just have to remember that he's definitely leading and you have to follow. You can't get behind at all. If you keep in time with him, you're all right. I just wish it wasn't such a hard dance to learn."- Fred Boettcher
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