You’re not going to believe this, but apparently punching other people in the testicular region can cause lasting damage. I know, it’s just like the other parts of your body! But apparently ambush Golota attacks are becoming all the rage, but keep in mind that this is coming from MSNBC.
The issue was highlighted by news last week that a 14-year-old Minnesota boy, David Gibbons, had to have his right testicle removed after a hallway assault.“This is, in fact, a form of bullying,” Atala said. “Someone may do that without realizing the consequences of their actions.”
Bruises, blood clots, testicular torsion — in which the organ twists up to 360 degrees — and, more rarely, testicular rupture, all are consequences of blunt force trauma to the testicles, including injuries caused by close-range punches.
Nearly 8,000 young men were treated for “testicular torsion” last year, and that’s up sharply from previous years. But this is has sort of taken on a rape dynamic, in that injured boys are choosing to live with the pain instead of coming forward. So to all the young people out there, don’t ever be ashamed to…Hey, what’s that over there?
BAM! Oh, I just got you so good! It’s alright, just walk it off.