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Walking Wounded

Updated: January 17, 2007, 1:24 PM ET
By Kristen M. White | PSN Writer

One metal plate, five screws, some bone chips, a major surgery and plenty of resting time. That's what bull rider Sonny Murphy hopes is the recipe for a healthy return to the PRCA.

Murphy broke the C-6 vertebra in his neck during the first round of the 2006 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. After posting an 80.5-point score on Frontier Rodeo's Crooked Tooth in that round, Murphy was injured when he landed hard on his head. Although he was unable to continue competing, Murphy, sporting a neck ...

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