Bullfighter in good condition after being kicked in head

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 4:03 PM
Last updated 10:31 PM
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A protection bullfighter who collapsed after he was kicked in the head by a bull Saturday night is in good condition today at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

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Darrell Diefendack, from Australia, gets a hoof to the face after he tried to distract a bull from a downed rider during the Professional Bull Riding competition at the James Brown Arena. He suffered a laceration to the head and was taken to MCG.  Michael Holahan/Staf
Michael Holahan/Staf
Darrell Diefendack, from Australia, gets a hoof to the face after he tried to distract a bull from a downed rider during the Professional Bull Riding competition at the James Brown Arena. He suffered a laceration to the head and was taken to MCG.

According to a hospital spokeswoman, Darrell Diefenbach was still being held at the hospital this afternoon.

The injury occurred during the USC Aiken Extra Inning Professional Bull Riders Touring Pro Division event at the James Brown Arena.

A protection bullfighter attempts to distract the bull after a rider is thrown.

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BakersfieldCityLimits
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BakersfieldCityLimits 01/24/10 - 05:47 pm
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Good to see. Had the injury

Good to see. Had the injury not been serious it would have been amusing to see how slowly the EMTs responded. That was disgraceful. They literally had to dragged to the injured person.

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CallMeOpinionated 01/24/10 - 07:03 pm
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I was there last night and

I was there last night and have to say that the EMTs on duty from Gold Cross EMS were awful in response to the incident. I noticed throughout the event that they were laughing and giggling at other happenings around the arena rather than paying attention to the riders and performers in the arena. Their work ethic was a disgrace and I hope I never have to count on their services myself.

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 01/24/10 - 09:10 pm
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Bad publicity Gold Cross.

Bad publicity Gold Cross.

Ms. Informed
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Ms. Informed 01/24/10 - 09:13 pm
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I thought the same thing.

I thought the same thing. They had to call for them several times. Why did they even have to be CALLED??? Isn't that why they were there.

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member 01/24/10 - 10:27 pm
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I agree with you all. It was

I agree with you all. It was slow as bad as it looked from my seat.

On a positive note, this was my first time at one of these and for 18 bucks, I got my money's worth.

Thankful this guy is going to be ok

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stillamazed 01/25/10 - 08:37 am
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They were getting paid to

They were getting paid to apparently have a good time instead of paying attention to what was going on in the arena. I wonder how much Gold Cross was being paid to be there?

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deekster 01/25/10 - 12:27 pm
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Rodeo Clown. Rodeo Clown.

Rodeo Clown. Rodeo Clown. Rodeo Clown................

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