Dodgers TV presenter suffers seven broken bones while going down a park slide live on air

Dodgers TV presenter suffers seven broken bones while going down a park slide live on air

Dodgers TV presenter David Vassegh suffered seven broken bones after falling down a park slide live on air.

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

Mr Vassegh had reportedly discussed sliding down the slide several days before the game. He ended up suffering a broken wrist and six fractured ribs, according to CBS News.

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

Video of the slide ride shows Mr Vassegh repeatedly shouting “Holy shit!” as he flies downward, eventually colliding with a wall below and curling up in pain.

MLB.com noted that this was Mr. Vassegh’s second ride down Bernie’s slide. The incident erupted in laughter from Mr. Davis and his colleague, Nomar Garciaparra.

“Hello folks!” said Mr. Vassegh as he later appeared on the field with his joint in a cast and thanked Justin Turner, Mookie Betts and Cody Bellinger and Dodgers staff for helping him before he could get to a hospital.

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

The Dodgers players and social media team have highlighted the incident on their accounts. Mr Vassegh also tweeted about the mishap.

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

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

The Dodgers hope to end the series against the Brewers Thursday afternoon.