Following a collapse on air just before the start of AC Milan's friendly match against Real Madrid at the Rose Bowl in California on Sunday, ESPN soccer analyst Shaka Hislop is "OK" and conscious, according to his co-host.
When Hislop staggered forward, bumped into Dan Thomas, and fell to the ground while on camera with him during pre-match broadcast, video clearly reveals.
Before the show turned to commercials, Thomas was seen calling for the medical professionals right away.
On the match's broadcast on the sports networks, commentator Adrian Healey observed, "He has recovered." "I missed the incident... but it was undoubtedly a worrying one. He is fine, that much is clear from what was said to us.
Thomas tweeted shortly after the incident that Shaka was awake. He is being looked after by the doctors.
Although Thomas' co-host was well, he subsequently said that it was "too early for any kind of medical diagnosis."
At halftime, Thomas observed, "Obviously, my friend Shaka isn't here, but as it stands, it's good news." He is conscious and speaking.
There can't be many things that can scare a family, so we also spoke to his family since, as you can guess, seeing that happen in person must have been terrifying. We spoke to his wife, and she reported that everything was well.
Hislop is a former goalkeeper who spent 15 years playing for teams like Newcastle United, West Ham, and others. He also started for the 2006 World Cup squad of Trinidad and Tobago. He spent one season with MLS with FC Dallas before retiring in 2007.
The Rose Bowl is located in Pasadena, where the temperature on Sunday night was roughly 86 degrees.