A soccer journalist escapes without injury after he was crushed by a wall on live television.
During Tuesday’s broadcast of “ESPN FC Radio,” ESPN Colombia host Carlos Orduz was blindsided when a piece of the set toppled over and fell on him.
After the shocking incident, one of the other anchors quickly cut to a commercial break.
TV is DANGEROUS (somehow the guy is ok) pic.twitter.com/6Kn5zFmEuC— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) March 10, 2021
Early Wednesday, Orduz released a statement on Twitter confirming he is OK after the incident. After receiving medical attention, Orduz says he was not seriously injured and only suffered a bruise and a blow to the nose.
“To those who wrote to me and greeted me about the accident last night, I must tell you that I am fine, thank God after the medical check-up, the respective examinations, any issue was ruled out, only a bruise and a blow to the nose (no fracture). Greetings and thanks,” he wrote via translation.
A quienes me escribieron y me saludaron por el accidente de anoche, debo contarles que estoy bien, gracias a Dios después del chequeo médico, de los exámenes respectivos, se descartó cualquier tema, solo una magulladura y un golpe en la nariz (sin fractura). Saludos y gracias 👍— Carlos Orduz (@orduzrubio) March 10, 2021
Orduz also tweeted a video thanking fans for their well-wishes.