A Utah pole vaulter is recovering from an injury he received when the pole he was using continued to fall forward as he was clearing the bar.

Brigham Young University pole vaulter Zach McWhorter received a puncture wound to his genital area after his pole pierced his flesh while attempting to land from a successful vault. The incident was captured on a :30 video that was uploaded to YouTube on February 20, 2020.

In the video description line, it states that McWhorter was taken to a Provo area hospital where he received 18 stitches.

We wish this athlete a speedy recovery, in what had to be a very scary experience.

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