An American man is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a Spain hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said Sunday.
Benjamin Miller underwent a three-hour operation to repair damage to thighs, sphincter and back muscles, according to reports.
A surgeon was called to operate on the 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who had been gored and tossed by a large fighting bull on Saturday, the first day of nearby Cuidad Rodrigo’s “Carnaval del Toro.”
“It’s not the worst injury I’ve seen, but it’s the biggest goring wound I’ve ever had to operate on,” Surgeon Enrique Crespo said.
American Benjamin Miller gored by bull at Ciudad Rodrigo's Carnaval del Toro ... - Daily Mail http://t.co/ATxAejJz6M
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Between 45,000 and 50,000 people had been attracted over the weekend to this year’s four-day fiesta, of food, music and afternoon bullfights and bull-running events.
It's a good bet Miller will be avoiding the chili for a while.