Soccer AM producer ‘Curly’ is in pain after ex-Liverpool star Jose Enrique trips all over him and lands on his leg during the show’s Carpark Volley challenge…but crew member insists ‘all is well’ despite concerns of a broken bone
- Enrique fell off balance when he hit a left-footed shot wide
- The presenters and guests had initially shaken off their fears despite the fall
- ‘Curly’ took to Twitter after the show to confirm the injury wasn’t serious
Joe Enrique appeared to have injured “Curly” on Soccer AM after falling on him during a challenge on live TV.
The former full-back was shooting on goal when he lost his balance and fell on the regular player, who was passing balls into the “pipes” to hit the volleys that the participants were shooting.
Enrique, who plays left footed, turned to shoot from a putt and shot wide while aiming at the “top boxes” of the goal.
clattering in “Tubes”, before collapsing on “Curly”, real name James Kirtland.
Enrique gets up laughing as soon as he falls, but Kirtland is left in agony as he rolls over and grabs his leg.
Ex-footballer Jose Enrique, presenter of Soccer AM “Curly” live on Soccer AM, has been injured
Enrique was having a shot challenge when he lost his balance after hitting the ball
The Spaniard then fell past the “pipes” and onto Curley, injuring the latter in the process
The producers eventually ran to check on Kirtland, who was clearly legitimately hurt by the accident.
Host John Findlay assured viewers midway through the segment that this was the case, and the staff continued to pay attention to the presenter as the challenge continued at the beginning.
‘Tubes’ and Enrique become more anxious and eventually check up on Kirtland.
“Curly”, real name James Kirtland, received treatment from other members of the on-air staff
Kirtland tweeted after the show, however, emphasizing that viewers had nothing to worry about.
“Thank you to everyone who sent their best wishes for the crash today at the show,” he said. “Fortunately, everything is fine.”
I didn’t even see him come tbh. Just some bruising on the lower part of the shin. I will turn it on.
Kirtland confirmed via his Twitter account that ‘everything is fine’ despite falling in pain at the time
Curley (center) joked that he would “run away” from injury after the bad-looking crash
Enrique joined the show to talk about all things football and took on the challenge alongside actor Rhys Konnah and Bolton and Plymouth fans ahead of the Papa John’s Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
Soccer AM has recently been taken off TV after 30 years on screens as part of a shake-up at Sky Sports.
A source told The Sun that morale is “at an all-time low” after the “bombshell” announcement left staff, who are now facing a repeat in May, “raging”.
Saturday Social, which previously aired before Soccer AM, will reportedly fill the vacancy from next season with the aim of targeting younger viewers.