Todd McShay will miss ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage with coronavirus
ESPN NFL Draft mainstay Todd McShay announced that he’s unable to work Thursday’s telecast because he’s at home recovering from the coronavirus.
McShay, 43, had recently been working from home instead of at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn. He was last in Bristol on March 3, according to The Post’s Andrew Marchand.
A football analyst for ESPN since 2006 and a part of its NFL Draft telecasts since 2009, McShay won’t be replaced by ABC on Thursday night.
“I’m so sorry to tell you I won’t be working the NFL Draft this year. I’m home recovering from coronavirus,” McShay wrote on Twitter. “For now, I just want to say I miss you all – my teammates at ESPN who have been incredibly supportive, my friends in the league, and the fans who have made the Draft what it is today.
“I also want to assure you I’ll be back, thanks to the tireless work of healthcare workers and first responders. You are truly our nation’s heroes. In the meantime, I’ll be watching and I hope you will be too. I also hope [Trey] Wingo and crew will help me out and do their part to keep [Mel] Kiper in line!”
ESPN’s VP of Production Seth Markman released a statement via the company’s Twitter account shortly after McShay’s announcement.
“ESPN’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees,” he said. “While Todd won’t appear on our NFL Draft telecasts this weekend, we will be thinking of him throughout the event and doing our very best to make him proud. Todd is a widely respected member of the ESPN family, and he has our continued well wishes and unwavering support.”
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