Pole Vaulter Punctures Scrotum In Horrific Accident [VIDEO]

This has to be one of the worst sports injuries I've ever seen.

Evan Jankens
February 21, 2020 - 10:30 am
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I've always wondered what would lead someone to become a pole vaulter. Maybe they aren't fast enough to run the 100, or maybe they aren't bouncy enough for the high jump, so the coach says, "Hey, we have this pole over here! Jump on!!"

If you're considering it, you'll think again after seeing this. 

BYU's Zach McWhorter had one of the more unfortunate accidents you will ever see in any sport. 

According to TMZ.com:

That's probably the last thing you wanna say after a pole vault training sesh ... but it's exactly how BYU athlete Zach McWhorter is describing his pole vs. balls injury.

The 21-year-old was having a pretty typical training session at the BYU track -- recording it to post on TikTok -- when disaster struck.

At first, it seemed like a standard jump ... but McWhorter's pole didn't fall the way it supposed to and essentially impaled his scrotum.

McWhorter was rushed to the hospital and was given 18 stitches. Prayers up. 

This has to be one of the worst sports injuries I've ever seen.