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Matador's chances of fatherhood hurt by goring
March 15, 2007 / 1:12 PM / in 11 years

Matador's chances of fatherhood hurt by goring

MADRID (Reuters) - If Spanish matador Fernando Cruz ever has children, he’ll have doctors at the Valencia bullring to thank after he suffered a double goring.

<p>Spanish bullfighter Fernando Cruz while fighting a bull during San Isidro's bullfighting fair at Madrid's Las Ventas bullring, May 13, 2006. Cruz is recovering in hospital after the second bull of Tuesday's corrida caught him in the upper thigh, throwing him into the air, and gored him in the groin once he hit the ground. REUTERS/Susana Vera</p>

Cruz, 25, is recovering in hospital after the second bull of Tuesday’s corrida caught him in the upper thigh, throwing him into the air, and gored him in the groin once he hit the ground.

Newspapers reproduced the eye-watering bulletin issued by surgeons at the bullring after a two-hour operation and film of the incident was played on the main evening news.

“Fernando Cruz is suffering from two horn wounds of 25 centimeters in length each. One involves the fibers of the abductor muscle and dissects the femoral artery, the other involves the scrotal area and eviscerates both testicles.”

Cruz was sitting up in his hospital bed on Wednesday. Astonishingly, he is expected to be back in action in around three weeks.

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