Juan Jose Padilla returns to bullringMarch 6th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Juan Jose Padilla, a Spanish bullfighter who was nearly killed in a freak accident, has returned to the bullring just five months after the incident. The incident left Padilla with a one spoilt eye and partially paralyzed face.
When Padilla returned to the arena on Sunday, it was hailed by some as a very bold statement. About 5,400 people turned out to watch Padilla in the ring. As he entered the arena, the crowd cheered him.
After the game on Sunday, his manager Diego Robles, told reporters that, “He’s been looking forward so much to starting this new phase in his life.”
Padilla has been left with an eye patch over his left eye after the 8th of October bull attack. During a bullfight, the animal sent its horn through the lower jaw of Padilla. Moments later, he got on his legs and the spectators could see blood goosing out of his eye as one of his eyes was left hanging out of the socket.
The fans watched in horror as he shouted “I can’t see, I can’t see anything.” His assistant managed to distract the beast as Padilla was rushed to the hospital where his face was reconstructed.
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