"That's the bullfighter's job, to step in between the bull rider and bull," said Dale Lyons, owner of Big L Rodeo Co., the stock contractor.
did that and took the hookin', as they say, for the bull rider.
"The bull went over him and stepped with his
back foot on his
said in his
30 years as a stock contractor he'd never seen a wreck that bad.
Hooter was treated at the scene by Wise County medics and taken to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
was flown from there to John Peter Smith Hospital
in Fort Worth and had the first of what is expected to be several reconstructive surgeries Tuesday.