Cosmetic surgeon saves cowboy's thumb after rodeo accident

LAS VEGAS - A California cowboy is thanking a Nevada surgeon for saving part of his hand.

A trip to compete at the Southpoint Casino turned into a unexpected trip to the emergency room. On Tuesday, the patient and his doctor met again. Ben Mayes has been a competitive team roper for decades and on December 10, it nearly ended his career. 

8 News NOW anchor Denise Valdez has the story. 

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