Univeristy of Georgia sprinter, freshman Elija Godwin was running backwards for a drill when he backed into a javelin sticking out of the ground.

The javelin impaled Godwin through his back, puncturing his lungs but missing his heart.

His teammates addressed the wound until the first responders arrived to take him to the hospital for surgery.

He is now doing well and is expected to make a full recovery but won’t be making it back out to the track to finish out the season.

Source: 11 Alive