One-eyed matador ‘The Pirate’ gored in the eye again

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 14: Bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla of Spain prepares for a bullfight on the eight day of the San Fermin running-of-the-bulls on July 14, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona's famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days starting July 7th, was made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway called 'The Sun Also Rises.' (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

PAMPLONA, SPAIN – JULY 14: Bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla of Spain prepares for a bullfight on the eight day of the San Fermin running-of-the-bulls on July 14, 2012 in Pamplona, Spain. Pamplona’s famous Fiesta de San Fermin, which involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona for eight days starting July 7th, was made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway called ‘The Sun Also Rises.’ (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

Five years almost to the day after he was gored in the eye by a bull, Spanish matador Juan Jose Padilla was gored in virtually the same spot again—but he won’t need to buy a second eye patch.

At a bullfight in Zaragoza Saturday, the 43-year-old was gored on the same side of the face that was injured in 2011, when a bull’s horn cost him the sight in one eye and left him with partial facial paralysis, reports Yahoo News.

The Yahoo link include photos showing the bull’s horn hitting at or near the eye patch, with Padilla holding his hand over the spot after the impact and wincing in pain.

Padilla—nicknamed “The Pirate” after he returned to bullfighting in 2012— was hospitalized but is not as seriously hurt as he was in 2011, reports the Independent.

This time, he suffered no internal injuries. The 1,300-pound bull also stamped on the fallen matador’s stomach before rescuers got Padilla out of the ring. “This is a part of bullfighting,” he said in 2012 after returning to the ring just months after the first injury.

(A lot of people saw red after this bullfighter brought his baby daughter into the ring with him.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: One-Eyed Matador Gored Again

More From Newser:

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s