That’s gonna leave a mark.
ESPN baseball insider Jeff Passan suffered a fractured vertebra when a tree limb fell on him.
In a recent post, he apologized for his absence and explained the unfortunate incident during a storm cleanup in Kansas City.
“Sorry I haven’t been posting lately,” Passan wrote.
“During cleanup after a big storm in KC, a large tree limb decided to crush me. The good news: I still have use of my arms, legs and Twitter fingers. The bad news: I have a broken back.”
BREAKING: My back. pic.twitter.com/rC6UNoiwrq
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 17, 2023
Passan expressed gratitude to his family, friends, and ESPN for their support, highlighting his resilience by stating that although his back is broken, he can still use his arms, legs, and Twitter fingers.
Despite the injury, Passan remains determined to share updates and news as the MLB trade deadline approaches. Passan joined ESPN in 2019 after previously working for Yahoo Sports.
Since then, he has become a prominent figure in baseball coverage through his breaking news reports, appearances on studio-shows, podcast contributions, and more.
His exceptional work earned him the distinction of being named the 2021 National Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.