'I could see right into my scrotum': Pole-vaulter's jump goes horribly wrong

A university athlete who landed on his pole scrotum-first has made a full recovery after his dad performed emergency surgery on the severed sack. 

Zack McWhorter, a 21-year-old at Brigham Young University in Utah, said at first it felt like a "good jump". 

"It felt so good. It was the best jump of the day," he told local station KUTV. But on the way down, the pole hit him in "the sweet spot". 

"I started screaming to my dad things I probably shouldn’t repeat, but basically about my scrotum - that there was a hole in it." 

His dad - also his coach - was recording the jump, which took place in September. Luckily, his dad just happens to be a urologist who specialises in male genitalia. 

"I could see right into my scrotum," McWhorter told Buzzfeed

Dad rushed his son to his office and put in 18 stitches. 

"Never been closer with my father until that day," McWhorter told KUTV. 

He uploaded a clip of the ill-fated jump to social media site TikTok last weekend, and it's since been viewed more than 25 million times. 

"I just think it’s funny that people all around the world are seeing it and get laughter out of it." 

He said as far as he knows, everything down there still works - all that's left is a scar.