Duggan sits on sideline



ROCKHAMPTON bullrider Brian Duggan was forced to become a spectator in Bullriding Australia's final round for the Australian title in Mooloolaba on Friday night.

Duggan left hospital on Thursday afternoon after having two plates inserted in a broken arm.

In Tuesday night's second last round of the series Duggan felt the full brunt of the beast on his first round ride at the Mooloolaba State School arena.

Duggan broke his arm and elbow, and was knocked out, needing stitches in his head.

"It threw its head up and hit me in the face,'' Duggan said.

"I must have used my arm to try to protect my face.''

The injuries are a further blow for Duggan who was due to leave for the US circuit with fellow Central Queensland riders Stuart Frame, of Rockhampton, and Lee Hanrahan, of Dysart, on January 24.

Frame and Hanrahan are still on track for the US tour.

Duggan said he might have to put his trip back a month.



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