A bullfighter is wounded during a show in the Las Ventas arena in Madrid. The unfortunate bullfighter is called Juan Leal, he is French and is 26 years old. Leal was gored at the backside on the twelfth day of the San Isidro festival: after waving the red cloak in front of the bull for several minutes, the young man made the mistake of turning his back on the angry animal because he was seriously injured.
The matador was so wounded in the lower back, raised from the ground and stirred in the air. The audience watched the scene screaming. Eventually Leal was able to finish the bullfight by killing the bull, only to walk away with his white pants pierced and stained with blood.
Once out of the ground, Leal was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery. The doctors who treated him stated that he had a 25 cm wound in the rectum with a possible fracture of the coccyx and a hole in the buttocks.
Máximo García Leirado, the surgeon who operated on it, said: "I can't understand how he managed to continue the duel and kill the bull later, because a normal person wouldn't even be able to stand or walk. It was fortunate that the horn hit the sacrum and then slid upwards rather than penetrating the abdomen. The doctors say he should recover fully but will have to rest and avoid infections ".