Bullfighter Gored Again, This Time in the Jugular

Wound to neck damaged artery, says doctor
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2015 11:40 AM CDT
Bullfighter Gored Again, This Time in the Jugular
Spanish bullfighter Jimenez Fortes, is tossed by a Los Chospes ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.   (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

One stick in the thigh with a bull horn wasn't enough to stop Spanish bullfighter Torero Jiménez Fortes. One of three matadors gored at an event last year, Fortes, 25, is in serious condition after he was again gored at the Feria de San Isidro bullfighting festival—this time in the jugular, reports Deadspin, which has graphic photos. He left the ring with his hand pressed to his neck. A surgeon says he suffered two wounds, including one more than five inches deep that damaged the carotid artery and touched vertebrae. "He said 'give me a couple of stitches and I will go out and kill the bull,'" the surgeon tells Spanish paper El Mundo, per the Telegraph. Instead, Fortes headed to an intensive care unit, where he is said to be recovering. (More bullfighting stories.)

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