Manuel Diaz “El Cordoba” (age 55) underwent emergency surgery in the infirmary of the Huesca bullring after the first bullfighting bull slammed him into the boards for several long and agonizing seconds.
The bullfighter, who will have the last season before the final departure from the ring, was hit by the first bull a bullfight he encountered this Saturday afternoon in Huesca. The severity was such that Manuel was admitted to the infirmary in the square and immediately after that was transferred to the San Jorge hospital.
According to the medical report of Dr. Enrique Crespo, which EFE had access to, “El Cordobes” suffered a “contusion on the right triangle of Scarpa (thigh) with an upper outer trajectory and a lower inner trajectory of 20 cm.” , from severe prognosis.
Manuel Diaz “El Cordobes” during a bullfight.
But it’s not about staying there. In addition, he has “a contusion of the second finger of the left hand with a fracture of the middle phalanx, with a severe injury in the soft parts, as well as damage to the radial collateral artery and pulley A2. The latter is caused by the blows that the bullfighter received from the bull when it was thrown into the air and rammed into the burladero. Fortunately, the bullfighter is now it is found out of dangerbecause, according to his agent, the wound on his thigh is clean.
The catch caught up with his wife, Virginia Troconis, who enjoyed a day at the beach, although she didn’t hesitate for a second to move to Huesca to be by her husband’s side during these critical moments. His daughter Alba Diaz was in Ibiza and took to social media to make a desperate request to her father.
Manuel Diaz “El Cordobes” is developing favorably
The first hours after the operation were key and thankfully everything is going well. From Socialite, they contacted Chema Diaz, the brother of the bullfighter, and reported that Manuel “he is OK” albeit with pain. As he admitted, “he had a good night, no temperature,” which portends very good news.
As soon as the news was heard, the whole family moved to Huesca, led by Virginia Troconis, the unconditional support of the bullfighter in these delicate moments for him.
Alba Diaz’s desperate request for her father’s health
Although she didn’t want to elaborate on what it was about, Alba Diaz nervously asked her followers if anyone was in El Rocío. Cause? Light a few candles for the Virgin to ask for the health of her father, who was undergoing surgery at the Huesca hospital at the time. “Thank you. I didn’t even have time to ask for a favor. I don’t know how to thank you for this,” he wrote. It should be remembered that both Alba and her entire family are very devoted to the Virgin Rocío, hence her desire to pour out all her suffering into the faith.
Wasting no time, Alba boarded a plane and arrived late at night in Huesca, where she met Virginia Troconis and, of course, her father.