ESPN anchor Sage Steele returned to work on Wednesday lower than three weeks after she was struck within the face by a golf ball — and he or she stated on-air that she felt lucky to nonetheless be alive.
Steele was hit on the PGA Championship on Could 19 by an errant Jon Rahm drive … and he or she defined throughout an episode of “SportsCenter” on Wednesday morning that she feared for her life after influence.
“One second you are out on a course simply innocently watching wonderful golfers play out at a golf main,” Steele stated. “Subsequent second, you are on the bottom. You are in ache along with your total life flashing earlier than your eyes, scared to dying, making an attempt to grasp what the hell simply occurred.”
Steele thanked God on the present, and stated that she appears like “the luckiest individual on the planet to nonetheless be right here and be standing after that.”
The 49-year-old additionally thanked her co-host, Matt Barrie, for all that he did out on the occasion and on the hospital to maintain her calm.
Steele suffered undisclosed mouth accidents within the incident — and shared a photograph displaying the golf ball brought about her to bleed profusely.
She stated she’s spent numerous hours along with her dentist in wake of all of it, and added there’s nonetheless extra work to be performed on the street to restoration.
Barrie, in the meantime, counseled his co-host for her energy, saying, “I am going to say this and I’ve stated this earlier than, you took that like a champ. Most individuals would’ve handed out.”