Another day, another injury!
21-year-old Zach McWhorter has been caught on camera during the shocking moment his pole vault hit his private area so hard his testicles got ripped! He shared the pole vaulting accident on TikTok and it quickly went viral.
The college athlete, who goes to Brigham Young University, was doing his usual pole vault routines when things suddenly did not go according to plans.
McWhorter approached the mat with the right intensity and speed, placed the pole into the slot and so far it was going well.
But when he twisted his body to go over the bar, the pole suddenly moved to an area where it shouldn’t go!
As the 21-year-old descended, the pole got caught on his testicles and caused an injury that would make all men cringe.
Unfortunately, the pole ripped through McWhorter’s testicles.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, the college athlete said: “I could see right into my scrotum.”
The pole somehow went through his gym shorts and through his underpants and then his ballsack. Fortunately, his coach, an urologist and also his dad, immediately came to the rescue.
“Immediately after the incident, we got in his car and drove to the hospital and he sewed me up,” he continued. “It required 18 stitches!”
He added: “Fortunately, as far as I know, there is nothing wrong with my testicles – just a scar. One day, we’ll find out if they function or not.”
He has also warned other male athletes to never jump over the bar unless they are wearing shorts with spandex to prevent testicles from dancing freely in the air, adding “always put a cap on the end of the pole.”
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