A 21 year-old athlete, who was free-balling, had to have 18 stitches after impaling his scrotum on a pole while pole vaulting. Footage of Zach McWhorter’s accident was shared on his TikTok page, where the cringeworthy accident has now been watched 20 million times. The student, who studies at BYU in Provo, Utah, was rushed to hospital by his urologist dad afterwards, with medics stitching up the agonizing injury.
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POLE VAULTER SNAGS SCROTUM:
“There was a hole in it.”
Today, BYU pole vaulter Zach McWhorter laughs about this very private injury.
His dad is his coach & ironically also a urologist who quickly stitched up the injury.
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