PhotoRun's Victah Sailer hit by errant heptathlon shot put


Sailer-Murofushi-Olympics12.jpgVictah Sailer, taking a picture of Koji Murofushi, London 2012, photo by

Last night, Victah Sailer, of, one of our sport's most prominent photographers, was hit by an errant heptathlon shot put (4kg). Victah was kneeling and it hit him right below the knee cap (patellar).

Victah was quite sore today when he awoke. His knee has swolen and he has headed back to NYC, as he knew he could not get aroudn today. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We will provide updates.

Victah Sailer has put himself in treacherous positions to take fantastic photos for our sport. Some of our early AT&F covers, especially the hammer throw covers, were amazing.

Victah would like it to be said that his fellow photographers and himself are a group who loves the sport and work very hard to make a memorable moment from athletics become part of our collective memories. We are always grateful for their work and humbled by their dedication.

Here are his exact notes from an email earlier today:

the Shot before the Shot....
I was struck just below the knee, no breaks, all seems oks for a 4kg shot hitting me, no damage just swollen, but it's alot more swollen this morning
......thanks for your concern
ps would like to thank the portland world indoor medical staff

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