NBC announcer Cris Collinsworth didn’t sound too hot during Sunday Night’s broadcast of the Cowboys-Bucs game.
Early on in the game, it was clear that Collinsworth’s voice was extremely hoarse.
Collinsworth sounds like death pic.twitter.com/yfLXhmh3En
— sportsvids99 (@sportsvids991) September 12, 2022
Worried fans reacted to Collinsworth sounding sick during the broadcast.
Cris Collinsworth sounds like he's dying in real time.
— Ahmed/The Ears 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) September 12, 2022
Collinsworth and Tirico right now pic.twitter.com/9TwGB8SPnY
— BetMGM 🦁 (@BetMGM) September 12, 2022
NBC Sports’ Cris Collinsworth is definitely playing hurt tonight. Voice is strained, doesn’t have the same energy. But he’s gutting out the telecast.
— Michael McCarthy (@MMcCarthyREV) September 12, 2022
Collinsworth’s broadcast partner Mike Tirico clarified that Collinsworth feels fine but “is playing hurt” due to a heavy broadcast schedule.
You feel fine, it’s just… two games, three days, red-eyes, a bunch of travel… my man’s playing hurt!”