Oliver, minding her own business on the sidelines (presumably speaking to a producer or team executive) was blindsided by a wayward pass from Harnish which delivered quite the crushing blow to Oliver.
Later in the game, the Fox crew had quite the number of giggles over Oliver’s situation and to her credit, she bucked up and continued reporting through the pain and even shared a few laughs.
Little did anybody know just how serious the situation was.
According to the New York Daily News, Oliver suffered a concussion from the blow, something she wasn’t aware of until after the game:
In the immediate aftermath she refused to read about it, talk about it or watch the video. “Now I want to get it out there. It was a painful, shocking moment,” Oliver said in an exclusive interview over the telephone. “I didn’t really know what happened.”
In the days following this flash of pain, neither would anyone else who watched the Internet video. Not the people who thought it was funny. Nor the ones who felt bad for her.
Until now, they did not know she suffered a concussion.
Pretty scary story once you read the whole piece, especially considering Oliver’s desire to sleep after the hit – a well known, no-no if one suffers a head injury.