Recovery Of Gored Bullfighter: “Progressing Well”

EUROPA PRESS has the latest on Julio Aparicio, the bullfighter gored through the neck and mouth Friday (pics, video) at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid.

Julio Aparico Spanish Bullfighter Gored Through Neck And Mouth

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The Press reports that Aparicio is “progressing well” but remains in intensive care after undergoing two surgeries after the incident. Aparacio was initially treated at the Madrid Las Ventas bullring infirmary where he underwent a one-hour emergency surgery.

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Aparicio was then transferred to Madrid’s October 12 hospital where doctors performed an emergency tracheotomy and attempted to reconstruct his jaw, tongue and the roof of his mouth during a six-hour procedure.

The Spanish tabloid Hola.com reports Sunday that Aparicio suffered no brain damage and that doctors said the reconstructive surgeries suffered no immediate complications. All indications are that Aparicio will indeed recover, but the status of his bullfighting career is unknown.

Europa Press also reports that an organized group of Spanish media observers harshly criticized the Spanish press for continually broadcasting the images of Aparicio’s horrific goring throughout the country. Read more…