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Spanish bullfighter in intensive care after severe goring in Mexico

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jose Tomas was upended by the bull and gored in the thigh
  • Tomas required reconstructive surgery to his femoral artery and vein
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(CNN) -- One of Spain's most famous matadors was in a stable condition in intensive care Sunday, a day after being severely gored during a bullfight in Mexico, Spain's official news agency reported.

Video from the bullfight at central Mexico's Plaza de Aguascalientes shows Jose Tomas being carried out of the ring, his left thigh soaked in blood after the bull he was fighting upended him and tossed him several feet.

Tomas required reconstructive surgery to his femoral artery and vein after the bull's horns tore through his leg, the EFE news agency reported.

"(Tomas) remains sedated, is on ventilation, and is stable in the ICU of the hospital to which he was admitted (in Mexico)," his medical team said Sunday, according to EFE.

EFE said Tomas' "condition is very delicate though he no longer fears for his life."

CNN's Esprit Smith contributed to this report.