ATHENS, Ga. (WFLA/NBC) – A member of the University of Georgia track team is recovering after he was impaled by a javelin.
Elija Godwin was rushed to surgery on Tuesday after he was impaled by a javelin sticking up out of the ground.
A police report says Godwin was running backwards during a drill with his teammates when he slammed into the javelin where it was shoved into the ground with the point sticking up.
According to the police report, the javelin punctured Godwin’s lung, causing it to collapse.
Although his injuries are serious, Godwin is expected to make a complete recovery.