American recovering after horrific goring

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TYPICAL BULL RUNNING SCENE: American man injured in Salamanca. |

AN American man is recovering in intensive care after being viciously gored by a bull during a festival in western Salamanca.

And the surgeon called to operate on the 20-year-old said it was the “biggest goring wound I’ve ever had to operate on.” Benjamin Miller, from Georgia, USA, underwent a three-hour operation to repair damage to his thighs, sphincter and back muscles after he was gored by a large bull at the running of the bulls at a festival in Ciudad Rodrigo in Salamanca.

Mr Miller is said to be recovering well in hospital. Dr Enrique Crespo was called to operate on Mr Miller following the incident on Saturday, the first day of the ‘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,” he said.

According to town officials, two other men – from Scotland and from Spain – suffered less serious goring wounds at the event. Around 45,000 people attended the festival over the weekend.


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