Kiwi shotput champ hospitalised by dog bite

Jacko Gill has already suffered a foot injury. Photo / Dean Purcell
Jacko Gill has already suffered a foot injury. Photo / Dean Purcell

Young Kiwi shotputter Jacko Gill has been involved in a freak accident while recovering from a foot injury.

Gill injured his foot during competition last month, spraining it in three different places.

But his father Walter Gill says his son is a mess thanks to another incident.

"He was breaking up a dog fight and he's been bitten in the face by a dog and he's just had a couple of days in hospital so it's not going well so he can't lift or do anything at the moment because he's got a lot of stitches in the face, around his eyes."

Gill says Jacko will find out his ankle recovery plan on Monday.

- Newstalk ZB

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