Photo: Juan Jose Padilla
Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla is recovering from a five-hour operation to repair his face after a terrifying goring in the northeastern city of Zaragoza, the hospital that treated him said Saturday.
This afternoon at the Fiestas del Pilar in Zaragoza, Spain, matador Juan José Padilla went up against a bull named Marquis. Padilla loses his footing, and while prone, Marquis gores him under the left ear, with the tip of the horn emerging from Padilla’s eye socket.
Surgeons used titanium plates and mesh to reconstruct parts of Padilla’s facial bone structure and eye socket, doctors Simon Sanz and Nadal Cristobal said in a very detailed, signed statement.