Rams photographer is on the mend after having a brutal fall on the team 2022 Super Bowl Parade On Wednesday and broke her spine – in front of Matthew Stafford, who immediately moved away from the scene.
Kelly Smiley, who is also a photographer for the Crypto.com Arena, LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks, was captured on video dropping right in front of the auditorium. The Rams star quarterback and his wife Kelly.
In the clip, Stafford sees Smiley fall back off the team’s Rams House podium and quickly turn around and walk away, appearing to say “Oh my God” as he does. Meanwhile, his wife looked dumbfounded and walked towards Smiley.
It’s not clear what happened in the moments after the fall, but Smiley took to social media to explain her injury.
Some online criticized Stafford’s reaction.
“How do you watch someone fall like that and walk away?” WBZ News anchor Liam Martin tweeted.
“I unfortunately broke my spine today,” she wrote on her video. Instagram The story that showed her wearing a back brace while in the hospital.
“Good feeling. Overnight stay in a trauma center. Thank you all for getting in touch with us.”
Smiley also promoted GoFundMe Page It was started by her friend with the title “Help Kelly Get On Her Feet”.
The page states that Smiley “falls hard off stage while covering the event” in Los Angeles to celebrate the The Rams beat the Bengals 23-20 at Super Bowl 56 on Sunday.
The money raised will cover Smiley’s medical expenses, as well as replacing the camera that was “severely damaged” by a fall, according to the page.