Shaka Hislop spent years playing one of the most dangerous and maniacal positions in all of professional sports:
Keepers, or "goalies" here in America, have to be absolutely fearless, they have to command attention, and they have to be a little bit out of their minds to play as recklessly and as dangerously as they do.
Still though, Hislop never experienced anything nearly as scary and dangerous as a player as he just went through as a broadcaster.
See for yourself:
Ojo a lo que le ocurrió al ex jugador y ahora analista de la ESPN Shaka Hislop en la previa del Real Madrid - AC Milan.
📌Sus compañeros informaron un rato después de que estaba ‘consciente y hablaba’💪🏼.pic.twitter.com/y3yb2U98Vw
— La cara B del futbol (@lacarabdeporte) July 24, 2023
Co-host Dan Thomas gave an update shortly after the incident:
My mate Shaka, not here, but as it stands, it’s good news. He’s conscious, he’s talking. I think he’s a little embarrassed about it all, he’s apologized profusely. Not a man who likes people to make a fuss of him.
"Obviously far too early to make any sort of diagnosis, but the important thing is, that Shaka’s conscious and we spoke to his family as well, because you imagine seeing that happen live. We spoke to his wife and things are looking OK," Thomas concluded.
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