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.”