Aussie bull rider alive and improving (clone 1497782876)
Aussie bull rider 'alive and improving' (clone 1497782876)

A bull rider from rural NSW who suffered life-threatening injuries when he was thrown and trampled on at a rodeo remains in intensive care at a United States hospital with his family by his side.

Bradie Gray, 20, from Hallsville near Tamworth in northern NSW, is "alive and improving daily" after undergoing surgery at a hospital in Casper, Wyoming, according to a Go Fund Me page set up to help fund his recovery.

The young rider, a junior at Odessa College in Texas, was bucked off by a bull named Levi the Boss at the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming on Thursday.

Bradie Gray is continuing to recover in hospital. Photo: Go Fund Me
Gray is a junior at a college in Texas. Photo: Go Fund Me

"A bull stepped on his chest that broke his ribs in many places, collapsed his lungs, and had serious internal bleeding," Odessa College coach C.J. Aragon said on the fundraising page.

"He had no heartbeat when he got to the hospital."

Mr Gray's parents Mick and Sharon will stay in Casper while he receives medical treatment.

Mr Gray with his family. Photo: Facebook
Mr Gray at an event with friends. Photo: Facebook

"Bradie is currently in the ICU and he and his family are up against some serious challenges over the next several weeks with living and medical expenses," C.J. Aragon said.

"Any donations will help with expenses while Bradie recovers before returning home to Australia."

More than $8500 had been raised by Sunday evening.

He has been riding bulls since he was five and entered the College National Finals Rodeo as 152nd-ranked rider in the world.

Mr Gray with a bull at a previous event. Photo: Facebook
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