Did J.B. Mauney retire after breaking his neck in an accident?

Bull riding champion J.B. Mauney has announced his retirement at the age of 36 after suffering a harrowing accident that left him with a broken neck. The incident occurred during a recent competition at the PRCA ProRodeo event in Lewiston, Idaho.

Reports indicate that Mauney was thrown from a bucking bull, landing directly on his head and neck. The resulting injury required surgery at St. Joseph Regional Medical, which involved the insertion of a rod and plates, screws, and the removal of a disc. Fortunately, the surgery was successful, and Mauney is now on the road to recovery.

In an update shared on social media, Mauney expressed his gratitude to the medical professionals who took care of him during this challenging time. As news spread of Mauney’s retirement, stars from the sport, including fellow cowboys and fans, as well as the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) organization, began reacting to the news.

“The game of bull riding will never be the same. Thanks for the countless memories and unforgettable moments!” said the PBR in an Instagram post.

Country music star and bull riding fan Parker McCollum also sent his well wishes to Mauney, referring to him as “The GOAT.” Fellow rider Cody Nance echoed the sentiment, expressing gratitude for the years they spent riding together and wishing Mauney a joyful retirement with his beautiful family.

Mauney’s retirement marks the end of an era in bull riding, and his accomplishments in the sport will be remembered. Despite the challenges he faced, he leaves behind a legacy filled with thrilling performances and a dedication to his craft.

Congratulations on a remarkable career, J.B.!

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