Bull-rider Aaron Roy suffered fractured vertebrae when he was bucked off during Calgary Stampede roedo

Aaron Roy of Yellow Grass, Sask., takes a nasty hit from bull Gretsky during bull riding on Day 7...

Aaron Roy of Yellow Grass, Sask., takes a nasty hit from bull Gretsky during bull riding on Day 7 of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. The rodeo is one of the world's largest, with a $2 million payout. Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:17 PM ET

The bull-rider who was stretchered out of the Calgary Stampede arena Thursday remains in hospital, although he’s able to move his feet.

Aaron Roy, of Yellow Grass, Sask., was bucked off High Definition and then stepped on during Thursday’s Day 7 of rodeo competition on Calgary Stampede.

Roy was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery shortly before midnight Thursday. He had what family friend and agent Jason Davidson said was a broken or fractured vertebrae and had eight screws and two rods surgically inserted into his spine.


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