bull fighter

Posted: May 29, 2010 in Something worth sharing with you

MADRID – A Madrid hospital says Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio has returned to intensive care and is fighting an infection after a horrific goring in the throat by a bull.

Aparicio had left the unit and was recovering well on Monday following surgery to reconstruct his throat, mouth and palate, but outbreak of an infection forced a return to the unit where doctors placed him on mechanically assisted breathing, October 12 Hospital said.

In a statement released Saturday the hospital says Aparicio is now breathing normally and it describes his condition as “grave” but stable.

The matador slipped in a bullring, fell to the ground and a 1,168 pound bull drove his right horn through Aparicio’s throat and out his mouth.

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Comments
  1. Bildo says:

    Holy shit is my response. Amazing that damage to his carotid artery or jugular vein didn’t cause him to bleed out right there. He really took the bull by the horns on that one…

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