Matador gored by bull and left writhing in agony says he 'still loves the sport'

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK

Dramatic video has captured the moment a matador is gored by a bull during a bullfight, sustaining agonising injuries.

Mexican bullfighter Arturo Macias was gored in the famous Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain.

Reports said that the matador was injured in the right leg and sustained a 25-centimetre (10-inch) wound.

The Matador reportedly sustained two fractures and a 25-centimetre gash (CEN)

According to local media reports, Mr Macias also suffered fractures to his tibia and fibula.

He was unable to continue after the incident as a result of his painful scuffle.

Pic shows: Bullfighter gored by bull. This is the moment a matador is gored by a bull in a Madrid bullring and reportedly sustains two fractures and a 25-centimetre gash.

Mr Macias was transferred to hospital and is still receiving treatment.

Speaking from his hospital bed at the La Fraternidad Clinic, he said that he cannot move his toes but he is still "proud" of his performance.

The Bullfighter was carried to safety (CEN)

He told Spanish publication Mundotoro: "Right now, what worries me the most is the sciatic nerve, because I still can't move my toes well.

"I hope that as the days go by I can move my toes normally. In addition, they have put on a splint that I have to have for 40 days."

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In the video, the Mexican bullfighter is seen toying with the injured bull as it attacks his red cape with three barbed 'banderillas' protruding from its back.

However, the injured beast gores his leg as the crowd gasps in shock.

Spanish matador, Jos� Garrido performs with an Albarreal ranch fighting bull during the La Bajada de Jes�s festival at the Municipal bullring in Almaz�n. (Photo by John Milner / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

The bullfighter is seen limping away before being carried out of the bullring, clearly in agony.

Meanwhile, at least one other matador enters the ring to distract the bull.