Rectum reconstruction required after bull impales matador (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Romero was hospitalized after the bullfight turned against him in Mexico City. Knocked off his feet the bull ran at him from behind, lifting his body off the ground as he struck.
His doctor Rafael Vázquez Bayod told Mexican media that the horn penetrated Romero “about 30 centimeters” (11.8 inches) in his rectum.
In a statement, Vázquez said Romero underwent surgery twice in an attempt to reconstruct his perirectal area.
Vázquez said that barring no complications a full recovery is expected after several months. His recovery would be slow, expected to last several months, he said.
Romero shared an image of himself lying in a hospital bed giving a thumbs-up sign. “I am thankful for the displays of affection, it's an extra motivation,” he said.
Earlier in the month, a one-eyed matador in Spain received serious injuries after a bull got the better of him. Despite his injuries, he managed to kill the animal.