American Gored in Scrotum During Running of the Bulls

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 7, 2017 6:48 AM CDT
2 Americans Gored as Running of the Bulls Kicks Off
Revellers run in front of Cebada Gago fighting bulls during the first running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona on Friday.   (Alvaro Barrientos)

Two Americans and a Spaniard were gored Friday during the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival, medical officials in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona tell the AP. A 46-year-old Spanish man was undergoing surgery for serious injuries to his head and leg after he was gored and then tossed by a bull. Hospital officials say that two men from the US were gored as well during the run but their injuries—in the abdomen for a 35-year-old man and in the scrotum for a 29-year-old—are not considered serious.

More runners were treated on the spot for bruises, a Red Cross spokesman says, as two of the animals separated from the other four in the pack on their way to Pamplona's bullring. They completed the 930-yard cobbled-street course in just under three minutes, a speed that is considered average for the run. Friday's bulls came from the Cebada Gago ranch, famed as fierce because they have traditionally caused more injuries. Since they debuted in Pamplona's narrow streets in 1985, bulls from this southern Spanish breeding family have gored 53 people. (Last year, a matador was killed on live TV while fighting in the Teruel bullring.)

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