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Murphy to miss '07 season

Updated: January 22, 2007, 3:28 PM ET
By Kristen M. White | PSN Writer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2007) — 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 ...

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