A matador in Spain was seriously injured when a bull inserted its horns into his stomach and thighs.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at Madrid’s La Ventas bull ring.
Fernando Cruz was using his cape in the third fight Wednesday afternoon when the animal went directly for him and lifted him into the air. It then shook him around before throwing him onto the ground. It then charged him a second time.
Dr. Garcia Padros at Virgen del Mar Hospital told reporters that Cruz’s convalescence “will be lengthy, at least a month, and that’s if all goes well. He will have to spend the first 10 days in the hospital, since his injuries are great. And then he will go home to finish his recovery. But nothing is certain, and to make forecasts we have to wait at least another day or two.”
As of press time Cruz was sedated in the intensive care unit.