Pro roper Erich Rogers recovers from knee injury

(Courtesy photo – Lone Wolf Photography)

Professional team roper Erich Rogers (right) recently had knee surgery, repairing torn ligaments in his right knee. After intense therapy Rogers is back on the circuit heading into the summer rodeo season.

By Quentin Jodie
Navajo Times

CHURCH ROCK, N.M., June 12, 2014

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With each passing day, life as a professional roper is starting to come back for Erich Rogers.

For the last two months, Rogers has been rebounding from a personal injury he sustained outside the rodeo arena.

After winning two prestigious rodeos earlier this year, Rogers was getting ready to head back home with a five-year-old colt he won at the San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo in mid-February.

A month later, the Round Rock, Ariz. cowboy was wrapping up his Texas spring rodeo tour with partner Corey Petska at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The pair produced six solid runs and won the Super Series event where they shared over $114,500 in prize money before tragedy struck.

According to Rogers, he was unloading his new horse when it jumped up and kicked him on the right side of his leg.

“He got scared and I think it was his first time in a big city,” Rogers said. “I guess he came off the ranch because he tore my knee a little bit.”

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