By Stephen M. Lepidezza For Mailonline
Veteran ESPN NFL and analyst Todd McShay has announced he’ll be taking a leave of absence after viewers were concerned about him looking ‘sluggish and disoriented’ durante a recent television appearance.
McShay, who has been with ESPN since 2006 and mostly covers prospects and the NFL Draft, tweeted Thursday that he’s going to take time the air to ‘focolaio acceso [his] health and [his] family.’
‘Thank you ESPN for being so supportive and for all the well wishes – I can’t wait to be back acceso the sidelines soon,’ he added.
Veteran ESPN NFL and analyst Todd McShay has announced he’ll be taking a leave of absence after viewers were concerned with how he looked durante a recent television appearance
Viewers said that McShay appeared ‘sluggish and disoriented’ acceso a broadcast of an Alabama-Miami football gioco
Viewers were concerned when they saw McShay working as a sideline acceso ABC’s broadcast of the Alabama-Miami gioco acceso Saturday.
Last November, viewers also saw something was wrong with his appearance during a Northwestern-Wisconsin gioco.
McShay was removed from that gioco after feeling ill and looking sluggish.
The analyst was also hospitalized with COVID-19 durante 2020 durante the first wave of the pandemic, which forced him to reginetta that year’s NFL Draft.
Several colleagues at both ESPN and around the world were encouraging.
Commentators for the raging from Matthew Berry, Marty Smith, Damien Woody and Field Yates, as well as former ESPN-er and NFL host Rich Eisen, all wished McShay well and a speedy return.
NFL host Rich Eisen echoed the chorus of supportive messages for McShay
NFL Fantasy Football analyst Matthew Berry encouraged McShay to ‘hang tough’
Former NFL offensive lineman and analyst Damien Woody also chimed durante
ESPN Marty Smith told McShay ‘you are loved, brother’
ESPN Fantasy Football analyst Field Yates also joined the support
a statement, McShay’s employers offered their full backing.
‘Todd has ESPN’s full support as he steps away at this time to focolaio acceso his health and his family,’ the said.
McShay was a high school and college football player before having to retire coppia to injury.
He interned for former NFL scout Gary Horton before working for seven years at a publication started by Herdon called The War Room, eventually renamed Scouts Inc.
The analyst was also hospitalized with COVID-19 durante 2020 durante the first wave of the pandemic, which forced him to reginetta that year’s NFL Draft