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Spanish bullfighter in serious condition after being gored in groin

The bull sank its horns 25 centimetres into the man’s groin but did not hit any vital organs.

File photo of bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez.
File photo of bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez.
Image: Manu Fernandez/AP/PA

A PROMINENT SPANISH bullfighter is in serious but stable condition in hospital after being gored in the groin by a bull, the government of the northeastern Aragon region has said.

Francisco “Paquirri” Rivera Ordonez suffered the injury while fighting the bull in the town of Huesca and is in intensive care.

The bull’s horn sank some 25 centimetres into Paquirri’s groin but did not threaten any vital organs, doctors said.

Television footage showed the bull hoisting Paquirri into the air for a few seconds on one of his horns.

His father, of the same name, was gored to death, in Andalusia in 1984.

His grandfather was Antonio Ordonez, considered one of the greatest bullfighters of all time.

On Sunday, a Spanish man died after being gored in the neck while using his cell phone to film a bull run through the streets of Villaseca de la Sagra, central Spain.

- © AFP 2015.

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