MURRAY, UT – Power bareback rider Jessy Davis is in a medically-induced coma at Intermountain Medical Center in Utah after a horse landed on top of him during the first round of the WCRA Lewis Field Bulls and Broncs event in Salt Lake City on Saturday night.
According to a Facebook post from his wife Cassidy, Davis suffered a crushed liver when a horse flipped on top of him and required 21 liters of blood to save his life.
“Jessy has been in an induced coma since and is slowly making the progress the doctors want to see,” Cassidy said in the post. “His vital signs are great! We are so very lucky we were here in Utah and our team of doctors have been amazing.”
Davis, originally from Utah, has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo seven times in his career. Recently he’s been mulling retirement.
“Every other day, I can’t decide whether to do it or not – like Tom Brady,” Davis told MTN Sports in January. “When I do decide to end it, I can look back with pride and my body is still intact.”
Family members are working to set up a donation bank account but note that while support is appreciated, Cassidy and Jessy do not expect anything more than continued prayer and support.