Bullseye! Matador is gored in the bottom by raging beast at Madrid festival before walking to hospital
This was the very painful moment a French matador suffered a ten-inch wound when he was gored up the backside by a raging bull.
Juan Leal, 26, was left seriously injured during a show at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid yesterday.
Amazingly, the bullfighter then got up, continued with his duel and walked himself to the infirmary once he had finished the fight.
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Doctors said he suffered a 25cm wound in his rectum with a possible fracture of the sacrum coccyx and an exit hole in the gluteal region.
The bull turned on him during the fight which was part of the San Isidro festivities.
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Pictures show how Leal was taunting the bull with his cape when the animal struck him several times, tossing him around the ring before being tempted away.
The bullfighter managed to walk away, with the huge hole in his white trousers stained with blood clearly visible.
He was then rushed to hospital where he was operated on.
His surgeon, Máximo García Leirado later said: ‘I can‘t understand how managed to continue the fight and kill the bull afterwards because a normal person wouldn‘t have been able to even stand up or walk.
‘It was fortunate that the horn hit the sacrum and then slid upwards, rather than pentrating his stomach.
‘Doctors say he should make a full recovery but will need to rest and avoid any infections.