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- American sportswriter and television analyst
ESPN football reporter Adam Schefter missed the opportunity to break the news about his own injury. Schefter tore his meniscus and believes the injury occurred while he was doing "The Griddy" before "Monday Night Football."
Schefter, 55, spoke about the injury during an appearance on "NFL Live" on Thursday. He did not know the extent of the injury at the time, and thought it could be a torn ACL.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 5, 2022
Schefter said he's not 100 percent sure doing "The Griddy" caused the injury. But said his knee started hurting shortly after that performance.
He later confirmed he tore his meniscus, and will retire from doing "The Griddy."
As good of a reporter as he is an analyst….Sadly, confirmed. Griddy days are over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2022
Schefter will still appear on ESPN while dealing with the injury.
Why did Adam Schefter attempt "The Griddy?"
Schefter attempted the dance before the Chicago Bears took on the Minnesota Vikings on "Monday Night Football" in Week 15. Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson popularized the dance.
Schefter did the dance to try and show off in front of his coworkers. His attempt led to laughter, particularly from Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss, but it also resulted in significant pain for Schefter.