You may have seen the video by now: On Aug. 18 Fox Sports reporter Pam Oliver had just finished doing an interview with NFL referee Ed Hochuli for a story for “60 Minutes Sports,” airing Wednesday night on Showtime. When she returned to the sideline, a ball thrown by Indianapolis Colts backup QB Chandler Harnish (since waived and signed to their practice squad) hit her on the side of the face.
“I asked the people around me, ‘What happened?’ They told me I just got hit in the head with a football,” Oliver tells the Daily News.
Turns out, Oliver suffered a concussion.
After waking up that Monday her head hurt so much she had to hold it. “The sensitivity to light started and some nausea too,” she said, “my whole body was sore.” Oliver went to the doctor. The CT Scan came up clean, but she was diagnosed with a concussion. Oliver spent the next five days in a dark room inside her home. “I slept for hours on end. The minute you wake up you’re reminded. Your head is pounding,” she said. “I really could not take light — the light from the TV, the accent lighting. The sun was completely my enemy. My blinds were drawn. It was miserable.”