A freak pole vaulting accident is now known as the worst possible thing that could happen to a man.
Zach McWhorter, who is an athlete at Brigham Young University, was captured on film during a practice run clearing a bar with ease, but luck would not be on his side when the pole wedged itself at an unfortunate angle and impaled his groin.
McWhorter shared the horrifying video on TikTok.
“That one time the pole went through my n–s…18 stitches later… RIP to my future kids,” the video’s caption reads.
“I could see right into my scrotum,” he told Buzzfeed after the accident.
“Immediately after the incident, we got in his car and drove to the hospital and he sewed me up. It required 18 stitches!” McWhorter said.
According to him, there won’t be any lasting effects.
“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,” McWhorter said.
“Don’t free-ball (wear shorts without spandex inserts)” and “always put a cap on the end of the pole.”