Reporter Pam Oliver suffered concussion after being hit with football


Fox Sports sideline reporter Pam Oliver was blindsided with an errant pass during warmups before the Colts took on the Giants in preseason action a few weeks ago, and when it happened, we all had great laugh posting the video and endless-loop animated gifs.

But its no laughing matter anymore. What we didn’t know at the time is that she suffered a concussion at the hands of Colts reserve QB Chandler Harnish (who was cut btw).

When she left the stadium that night, she had a really bad headache and it only got worse. She ended up having to stay completely in the dark for five days to recover. She went to see a doctor and was diagnosed.

“I slept for hours on end,” Oliver told the New York Daily News. “The minute you wake up you’re reminded. Your head is pounding. I really could not take light — the light from the TV, the accent lighting. The sun was completely my enemy. My blinds were drawn. It was miserable. … I worried about my memory, but after five days things began clearing up.”

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