PROVO — BYU pole vaulter Zach McWhorter is going viral on the social media platform TikTok, but for a painful price.
The 21-year-old student was practicing his pole vaulting skills when disaster struck.
At first, the video he posted to TikTok seems like it was a normal jump; however, when his pole didn’t fall the right way, it essentially impaled his scrotum.
According to Fox Sports, the athlete’s dad rushed him to the hospital where he received 18 stitches. Luckily, McWhorter said he only has a scar from the viral incident.
So far, McWhorter’s TikTok video has over 18 million views, 3.6 million likes and over 38,000 comments.