Professional Bull Rider has Second Surgery

Professional bull rider Lee Akin underwent a second successful surgery this weekend and his mother said he remained in critical condition after suffering a fractured skull during a competition.

The 32-year-old Akin was injured Thursday night during the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and Rodeo when the bull stepped on the left side of his head after he was bucked to the ground.

DeBora Akin-Townson said doctors removed part of her son's skull Saturday to relieve swelling in his brain and said she's believing that her son will be healed.

Akin is being treated at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery.

The Weatherford, Oklahoma resident made the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's national finals in 2001 and finished third in the world in earnings.

Akin-Townson said doctors were unable to remove a blood cot in her son's brain because doing so was too dangerous, but she's praying the clot dissipates and is asking for prayers.

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