(Telegraph) – Saúl Jiménez Fortes, a matador from Malaga, had been fighting his second bull of the day when he was hoisted up on the animal’s horns and then injured. According to the medical report, Mr Jiménez Fortes suffered two gore wounds. One was more than five inches deep, damaging the carotid artery, jugular vein, thyroid gland and the oesophagus, reaching the vertebrae; the other four inch wound was close to the parotid gland.
Dr Máximo García Padrós, official surgeon at Las Ventas, said that the matador had asked him to sew up the wound so that he could continue the bullfight. “He said give me a couple of stitches and I will go out and kill the bull” At last year’s San Isidro festival in Madrid, bullfighter David Mora was gored repeatedly after opting to receive a bull on his knees. Mr Mora is still recovering from his injuries.
Casual Friday’s in Madrid do not mess around! So many things can go wrong in a day that can straight up ruin your week. Locking your keys in the car, getting a parking ticket, running out of your favorite freezy pop flavor….stuff that just really stinks. Getting gored in the neck by a raging bull is definitely right up there with all of em, although a smidge behind freezy pops.
Luckily Matt Fortes ended up okay and somehow literally walked away from the whole thing. Check out the NSFL pictures below to get into the belly of the beast..