Category: bullfighting

Bullfighter requires full rectal reconstruction after being gored 11.8 inches up his anus.

March 21, 2017 – A bullfighter in Mexico needed extensive reconstructive surgery after a bull gored him in the anus over the weekend.

Antonio Romero was fighting a bull named “Caporal” in Plaza Mexico when he was knocked down and gored by the animal before it charged him on the ground and gored him again — this time the horn struck Romero in the anus.

Extensive surgery was required and the details are not for the faint of heart. Dr. Rafael Vázquez Bayod spoke with Univision about what he needed to do.

“The goring is very serious, very serious, a very, very severe injury in the anorectal region. It was a very powerful horn that completely destroyed the anal sphincter and seriously damaged the rectum.”

Sadly, no mention of the fate of the defending bull.