TV host Dodgers suffers seven broken bones during live broadcast of slide in park

Dodgers TV host David Vassegh suffered seven fractures after going live on the air from a slide.

The baseball broadcaster crashed Bernie’s Slide at American Family Field before the game between the LA Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Mr. Vassegh is said to have discussed going down the slide several days before the match. He ended up with a broken wrist and six broken ribs, according to CBS News.

During Wednesday night’s game, SportsNet LA Dodger host Joe Davis said, “I’ve never heard anyone so excited about doing something, and David did it today.”

Video of the slide ride shows Mr. Vassegh repeatedly saying “holy shit!” calls. as it flies down, eventually collides with a wall below and begins to curl up in pain.

MLB.com noted that it was Mr. Vassegh’s second ride of Bernie’s slide. The incident sparked laughter from Mr Davis and fellow broadcaster Nomar Garciaparra.

“Hey guys!” said Mr. Vassegh when he later appeared on the field with his wrist in a cast, thanking Justin Turner, Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger as well as the Dodgers staff for helping him before he could get to a hospital.

He later said his “skinny, fat body can’t handle it,” according to CBS.

The Dodgers players and social media team made the incident light on their accounts. Mr Vassegh also tweeted about the accident.

T-shirts of Mr. Vassegh and his plaster cast were quickly available.

Los Angeles catcher Austin Barnes told Mr. Vassegh the team “came up for you” after their 2-1 win.

The Dodgers hope to close the series against the Brewers on Thursday afternoon.

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