Friday, July 12, 2013

Sometimes You Get The Bull, Other Times You Get The Horns

Well, that's certainly one way to vent your spleen:

The Detroit News: American has spleen removed after being gored in Spain bull runs

The regional government of Navarra said one American and two Spaniards were gored in the run, while another American and two Spaniards were also taken to city hospitals for other injuries suffered in falls and trampling during the frenzied event.

The local government press office identified the gored American as Patrick Ekols, 20, but didn’t give his hometown.

Navarra Hospital chief Javier Sesma said doctors removed Ekols’ spleen after it was found that the bull’s horn had gone through the abdominal cavity and punctured the non-vital, blood-filtering organ. He said the young man was in stable condition.

Sounds like it's not life-threatening, which is a good thing, and let's hope Mr. Ekols and the others make complete recoveries. It is, however, certainly a warning to either wholly avoid or be more careful when deliberately placing oneself in the way of massive, angry, horned bests. This bull-assisted organ removal may help him avoid winning a future Darwin Award due to unnecessary unsafe choices in the future.


Murphy's Law said...

Every year I miss all the fun. Wanna go next year? We'll tell T. that we're going diving or camping or some such, then send her the videos later after we're all safe.

Aaron said...

Nah, I prefer my cow on my plate, nicely BBQ'd rather than chasing me and trying to settle the score for its species.