A Bullfighter Suffered A Horrific Injury When He Was Gored In The Rectum

I have never done any kind of bullfighting, but I think the main objective is to not get your day completely ruined by a bull. If that’s the case, this dude did not bullfight properly, because his day got all kinds of messed up.

There is no way to write this that won’t lead to you squirming, so here it is as bluntly as possible: while fighting this bull, Antonio Romero got pushed to the ground by the animal. While he was on the deck, the bull attacked him by taking its horn and sticking it directly up the bullfighter’s butt. This is the single worst sports injury that can happen, probably. At the very least it’s in the top-5.

This happened in Mexico City on Sunday, and that Univision described this as a very serious injury, with the goring being 11.8 inches deep into Romero’s rectum.

Here are some more lovely details:

In an appearance before the media, doctor Rafael Vázquez Bayod, who attended the bullfighter after the incident, said that “the horn is very serious, very serious, a very, very severe injury in the anorectal region. Which completely destroys the anal sphincter and seriously injures the rectum.” The doctor explained that surgery for “damage control” was necessary to the depth of the goring.

Vázquez said that they first had to control the bleeding in order to save his life and later to have a revision of the abdomen given that he now “can not have a normal passage to the rectum and anus.”

Just reading that is painful, so I can’t even begin to imagine what that must feel like.

Please think of literally anything else than this, because it is awful. Here’s a post about a cool dog that just lost its mind while competing on an obstacle course. It’s great, isn’t it? At the very least, it is not about a human being getting their butt gored by a bull.

(Via Deadspin)