A Greenbrier teenager has been released from a Mississippi hospital after being injured during a bull riding event Monday.
According to hospital officials, 18-year-old Holden Hedgepeth was released from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., on Wednesday afternoon in “good condition.”
According to the Clarion-Ledger, Hedgepeth was struck in the head by the bull’s horn and stomped after being thrown from the animal. He was wearing a protective vest, but not a helmet, which is not required.
Hospital officials would not comment on Hedgepeth’s injuries.
Witnesses told the Clarion-Ledger that Hedgepeth got one hand tangled in a rope after being bucked off and swung around by the bull. After he was freed by rodeo clowns, Hedgepeth was attacked by the animal.
The newspaper said that Hedgepeth was the first person to be seriously injured at the event, which is held at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center in Jackson.
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