Four-time world champion bareback rider Kaycee Feild is on the mend in the hospital after sustaining a head injury during the short round of Rodeo Austin on Saturday night. Feild rode Beutler and Son Rodeo’s Nutrena’s Killer Bee to the whistle—scoring 87-points for second place in the short round—but as Feild’s wife Stephanie detailed in her Instagram story, things went south from there.
“After the whistle, Kaycee got sat forward and smacked his face on his riggin, knocking him unconscious. When he hit the dirt, the horse then kicked him on top of his head,” Stephanie Feild wrote. “He is now in ICU with a small brain bleed, a fractured skull, fractured nasal and jaw, and concussion.”
She also stated that the bleed did not spread and the fractures were small enough to not require surgery.
Fellow four-timer Bobby Mote went to visit Feild in the hospital and confirmed that he is awake, alert, and sharp. WCRA journalist Kendra Santos reported on Mote’s visit.
“Bobby spent an hour at Kaycee’s bedside, and though there are skull, sinus, and jaw fractures that will need a little time to heal, and he has a liquid diet in his foreseeable future, our national treasure Kaycee, who’s from one of the great foundation rodeo families in our game, is going to be fine,” Santos said.