Football Fans Shocked as Cameraman Gets Hit in the Groin

Published 10/08/2023, 3:08 PM EDT

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Saturday was tough for a football coverage cameraman who was injured in an unexpectedly sensitive area. Ethan Bacon is a college football cameraman for Big Ten Network who got hit by Scarlet Knights QB Gavin Wimsatt while passing the ball directly on his groin. He dropped his camera, bounced, and fell to the ground.

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The matchup was not just hard on the players but also on the one who was behind covering the game. Later, the man himself took to social media and posted a painful shot taken by his own camera.

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We are aware of the risks the sports players face while playing. However, the risk is not just on the players but also on the one behind the entire coverage of the match. The time was unfortunate for the cameraman this time, and something unexpected happened to the cameraman during the game, which shocked the fans.

Bacon got hit on his groin while covering the game on Saturday afternoon between Wisconsin and Rutgers. This happened when the Scarlet Knights quarterback, Gavin Wimsatt, threw the ball for a pass. But Wimsatt’s throw struck the ground and hit Bacon directly on his groin.

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The camera from the other side captured Bacon falling on the floor and dropping his camera after getting directly hit, which shocked the fans. The video immediately went viral on social media. However, Bacon got back and posted a video of himself getting hit from his camera view.

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Bacon posted a video from his camera of the ball flying toward him in slow motion. The ball is thrown with full force by the Scarlet Knights QB. He captioned it: “That’s me, that’s my story.” However, Bacon showed great spirit and came back early after the accident.

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