A matador’s first bullfight could not have gone any worse.
Daniel García Navarrete was pierced multiple times by the bull in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people at Las Ventas in Madrid. According to The Sun, Navarrete was stabbed twice in the neck and twice through his jaw.
The wounds ranged from being 20 centimeters and 15 centimeters deep, which included Navarrete suffering severed sciatic nerves, fractured a collarbone and extensive muscle damage. One of the injuries pierced the roof of his mouth and the base of his tongue.
Members of the crowd described the event as “horrific” to The Sun.
“There was blood on his neck and a hole in his thigh. The bull was literally shaking him about like a rag doll.”
Navarrete was originally taken to the infirmary’s bullring for treatment before he was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.
Surgeons had to do an emergency surgery on Navarrete and they consider him lucky to be alive.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for matadors.
A bullfighter in Mexico City suffered “severe” injuries when a bull gored its 11-inch horn up his butt. Antonio Romero, the matador, was then rushed to the hospital for treatment.