ESPN’s MLB insider Jeff Passan, 42, broke his back after a tree crushed him — but he’s not paralyzed and expects to make a full recovery
ESPN’s Jeff Passan took to Twitter to reveal the shocking news on Monday, joking that he would make a bat out of the tree that crushed him Newstimesuk.com provides all the latest international sports news.
ESPN reporter Jeff Passan revealed he broke his back after a tree fell on him – but is not paralyzed and says he will make a full recovery.
Passan, 42, is an MLB insider for ESPN and has been with the company since 2018.
He took to Twitter on Monday to explain why he’s been quiet for a few days midway through the 2023 season and revealed that he had a bad accident at his home in Kansas.
‘Sorry I haven’t been posting lately,’ she wrote. ‘While cleaning up 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 broke my back.
ESPN baseball reporter Jeff Passan broke his back after crashing into a tree after the storm
Passan, 42, said in a lengthy Twitter statement that he would make a full recovery
Pasan also tweeted a picture of the plant in question and said he would make a bat out of it
‘Spine fractures will heal. I would be better. I’m hoping the pain subsides between now and the trade deadline, though the painkiller-fueled tweets can be a fun time.
‘To my incredible family, friends and everyone at ESPN who has been so supportive: Thank you. To the nurses, doctors and support staff at KU Med: I appreciate your care and diligence.
‘And those who are so important in helping me cover the news this time of year, especially: I may be shot in the back, but my phone still works.’
Passan seems in good spirits though – when he tweeted his statement explaining what had happened, he captioned it: ‘Breaking: my back’.
He also tweeted a photo of the tree that fell on him and wrote: ‘This is the culprit. You can be sure I’ll make a bat out of it.’
Before moving to ESPN, Passan was a reporter for Yahoo for 13 years.
In 2021, the National Sports Media Association named Passan its Sports Writer of the Year.
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