This was the excruciating moment a French bullfighter endured a ten-inch wound when he was gutted up the backside by a raging bull.
Juan Leal, 26, was left injured amid a show at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid yesterday.
Incredibly, the matador at that point got up, continued with his duel and walked himself to the infirmary once he had finished the fight.
Take a look at the video:
Doctors said he endured a 25cm injury in his rectum with a possible fracture of the sacrum coccyx and an exit hole in the gluteal region.
The bull turned on him amid the fight which was a part of the San Isidro merriments. Pictures show how Leal was provoking the bull with his cape when the creature struck him a few times, hurling him around the ring before being tempted away. The matador figured out how to leave, with the huge hole in his white pants recolored with blood obviously noticeable.
He was then rushed to hospital where he was operated on.
His surgeon, Máximo García Leirado later said: ‘I can’t understand how managed to continue the fight and kill the bull afterward because a normal person wouldn’t have been able to even stand up or walk. It was fortunate that the horn hit the sacrum and then slid upwards, rather than penetrating his stomach. Doctors say he should make a full recovery but will need to rest and avoid any infections.