Bull Gores Matador Juan Jose Padilla in the Face, Horn Pops Eye Out (Video)

Look, if there are people in Spain who are going to stand in a ring and play chicken with raging bulls in the name of machismo and entertainment, then we won’t shy away from showing you the nasty injuries they suffer. I thought it was bad last year when a matador was gored and the bull’s horn went through his chin and out his mouth. That was extreme. This may be worse.

As Deadspin shares with us, matador Juan Jose Padilla fell down in the ring and was gored by a bull in the face Friday in Spain. The horn entered beneath his ear, and appeared to exit nearby his eye socket. At one point, it appeared as if his eye popped out of his socket.

Padilla is said to have a broken left cheekbone, and doctors reportedly are trying to save his eye.

Here is a video of the incident, and as you could imagine, it’s pretty gross. Warning: below the video, there is a picture of the matador’s eye out of the socket. That one is disturbingly graphic.

If we’re such an advanced species, why are challenging 1,500 pound beasts in hand-to-hand combat? Wise up, Spain.

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  • Miyazawa Kenji

    I always support the bull.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    That makes two of us.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5DHRR3EH5JO3J7GW2XFBQHMXI JorgeS

    It is a human being, my goodness. First of all is the concern about his health. I’m also against bullfighting and I’m also spaniard but you have to understand the hard transition between a medieval tradition and the younger generations way of though. Best regards and I hope a soon recovery (and career’s change) of this, for sure former, “torero” or “matador de toros”.

  • Jacobo Gomez

    The spaniards are fool, they confound CULTURE, with TORTURE.
    But I would advise to those who consider bullfighting as Cultural activity:
    If there were something cultural in bullfighting, like a good chess game, then take this accident as a win for the bull. When the matador kills the bull, he walks free, but not the bull. I bet the bull was killed instead of freed, even though it won against him. Just a humble opinion.
    I support the bull. Even though I’m a medecine student.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KFRINSMTRQC3QPRD4UJLJNYD4Y sandrooz

    “the spaniards are fool”? probablemente no sabes ni en q parte del mundo esta españa, probablemente no sabes la definicion de cultura, probablemente das el mismo valor a la vida humana q a la vida de un toro, probablemente eres un comedor de hamburguesas hipocrita, probablemente prefiririas morir en un matadero q luchando en una plaza y seguramente el idiota eres tu

  • http://sportsace.net Sports Ace

    looks like the bull got a good kick into his groin as well

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  • http://www.facebook.com/NicSO Lino Pugliari

    Im glad that bull got him. He is not human being, Homo Sapiens means WISE MAN…..being human is being intelligent, empathic, conscious….

    This creature is worst kind of creature, enjoying in torture of another helpless being.

    He got what he deserved and Im glad!!!

    A+ for the bull!

  • http://www.facebook.com/NicSO Lino Pugliari

    I just hope there will me more bull victories in the future…go bulls go!!!