A local doctor is helping out the talented cowboys who sustained some sort of injury during their two weeks at the National Western Stock Show. And he comes with a sympathetic perspective—he's a cowboy himself, and used to ride bulls and saddle bronc when he was younger.
Dr. Jason Stoneback, the Director of Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Surgery as well as Director of Inpatient Orthopedic Medical Services at University of Colorado Hospital, balances his full-time job with his passion for rodeoing.
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Dr. Jason Stoneback, left, checks out the leg of saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss while inside the Justin Boots Sportmedicine Team trailer outside of the Stampede Arena on Sunday. Stoneback is a former rodeo competitor who volunteers his time to help out other rodeo cowboys.
There’s always a moment before he treats another injured cowboy when Jason Stoneback will sit outside the rodeo circle and long for the time when he was inside it.
That longing starts gnawing at him the morning of the rodeo, when the dust creeps into his nose and he hears the first whinny. It was probably there Sunday, when he readied himself before the Greeley Stampede’s rodeo.
Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore was experiencing such severe pain in his lower left leg after returning home from Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs that he called the team's head athletic trainer in the middle of the night.