Jeff Passan has seen better days.
The ESPN baseball insider revealed Monday that he suffered a vertebra fracture when a tree limb fell on him. Passan thanked his family, friends, and ESPN for providing support and notably said “my back may be shot, but my phone still works.”
“Sorry I haven’t been posting lately,” he wrote. “During cleanup after a big storm in KC, a large tree limb decided to fall and crush me. The good news: I still have use of my arms, legs, and Twitter fingers. The bad news: I have a broken back.”
He then shared a photo of the tree that caused his injury.
“This is the culprit. You can be damn sure I will be making a bat out of it,” Passan wrote as the caption.
The 42-year-old joined ESPN in 2018 after 13 years covering baseball for Yahoo Sports. He has been one of the network’s most prominent figures when it comes to baseball coverage.
The National Sports Media Association named him its 2021 National Sportswriter of the Year.
With the MLB trade deadline about two weeks away on August 1st, Passan should be fine to tweet things from his phone.
New York baseball fans will be especially keyed into the MLB trade deadline, as the Yankees have been named to pull off a blockbuster deal for Shohei Ohtani. When it comes to the Mets, they are hoping to bring in a few names to help turn their season around as they currently sit in fourth place in the NL East.
It should also be noted that the Yankees are also in fourth place in the AL East.
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