Schroeder, 25, was competing in the Fort Mohave Classic Xtreme Bulls event in Fort Mohave, Ariz., Sunday when the accident occurred, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association said in a statement.
Surgery to repair the trachea was performed Sunday night in University Medical Center in Las Vegas, the statement said.
A native of China, Texas, and winner of the 2012 Wrangler International Finals Rodeo title, Schroeder will wear a tracheostomy tube in his throat for six weeks and will be unable to speak during that time. He has been texting friends and well-wishers from the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, the Beaumont, Texas, Enterprise reported Wednesday.
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