Write For Us

Announcer Ernie Johnson to miss MLB playoffs with blood clots


Broadcaster Ernie Johnson will miss the 2018 Major League Baseball Playoffs

By Alex Butler, UPI

Ernie Johnson will not be working during the 2018 Major League Baseball playoffs as he deals with blood clots in his legs, the broadcaster announced Monday.

He was scheduled to call the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians series on TBS. He will be replaced by Don Orsillo.

He will still be a part of TNT's NBA pre-season coverage on Tuesday.

"Hey everybody, it's that time of year again: baseball's post-season," Johnson said in a video posted to social media. "It's a great time of the year. But this year I'm not going to be able to be part of it with it on TBS. I felt like I should at least let you know what's going on. I went to the doctor the other day and had a physical and they discovered blood clots in both of my legs."

Johnson added that doctors advised him not to fly and put him on blood thinners. He also had discussions with the bosses at Turner and his family.

"The best course of action is to just stay grounded at this point, not fly," Johnson said. "During this time when you are doing the playoffs there are a lot of flights in a compressed time. Blood clots are nothing to be messed with.

"As tough as it is for me to miss baseball's post-season, it's the thing to do. So I'm gearing up. Staying on the ground. Getting ready for basketball season."


Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...


Cricket,1,Fantasy Sports,5,Sports,1267,
U.S. Daily News | Sports: Announcer Ernie Johnson to miss MLB playoffs with blood clots
Announcer Ernie Johnson to miss MLB playoffs with blood clots
U.S. Daily News | Sports
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy