The Purple Trojan

May 23, 2010 12:17 PM

Bullfighter Gored Through Throat, Mouth

A few days ago Spanish bullfighter, Julio Aparicio, was gored  by a half-ton raging bull. If you haven't seen it, you must have been away from all types of technology. Or have an extremely uneasy stomach. Understandably so. 


Fortunately for everyone, Aparicio is still alive after this brutal attack.

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The latest on his condition shows he is "progressing well." FromSPORTSbyBROOKS:


"The [Europa] Press reports that Aparicio is "progressing well" but remains in intensive care after undergoing two surgeries after the incident. Aparacio was initially treated at the Madrid Las Ventas bullring infirmary where he underwent a one-hour emergency surgery."


This website reports Aparicio lost his footing and stumbled while waving his red cape in a Las Ventas bull ring. The bull, called Opiparo, used one of his horns to pierce through Aparicio's throat that went up and through the bottom of his mouth.


Aparicio's father said, 'It was a serious goring. Almost his entire mouth was destroyed." 


Such terrible news, but fortunately for the Aparicio family, the recovery is going well. 


If you can handle it, here is a video of the attack:

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