Injured cowboy

Cole Lewis is thrown from a bucking bronc Friday night during the Ranch Rodeo at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds in Blackfoot.

BLACKFOOT — A Blackfoot cowboy is out of the hospital and recovering from injuries suffered after landing awkwardly when he was thrown from a horse in the Ranch Rodeo event during a saddle bronc event at the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds Friday night.

In response to a post on the Life In Blackfoot Facebook page Saturday, Cole Lewis said he suffered a broken neck and an injury to the T6 thoracic vertebrae in his back, located just below the level of the shoulder blades, as well as a bruised sternum and a “pretty good bump on my head” after a bad get-off in the ranch broncs event.