I’ve had a bull-FRIGHT but I’ll be OK: Matador scalped in the ring says he’s on the road to recovery

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A gruesome 20cm head wound that required 40 stitches won't stop Juan Jose Padilla in his lifelong pursuit of bullfighting.

The famous one-eyed matador assured fans he is on the road to recovery following a horrifying injury which left his scalp hanging off over the weekend.

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Now he's planning to be back in time for San Fermín festivities this weekend.

Padilla, 45, was scalped by a raging bull in front of a crowd of hundreds in Arévalo in northern Spain on Saturday.

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He was taunting the bull when he lost his footing and it charged at him, knocking him to the ground before striking him several times.

Video footage showed him try to hold his scalp together in the centre of the bullring before being helped to his feet by colleagues.

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Padilla was rushed to hospital in Avila where doctors ruled out any brain damage.

'Many thanks to all the followers of the page for their love and demonstrated support,' he wrote on Facebook.

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'I am very well and I want to reassure everyone that my condition after the...
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