That's right, we said MINOR injury. Meaning, it wasn't serious.
Not at first, anyway, but the accident happened while Mike O'Brien was on assignment in Asia — and now he's said earlier this month, he had to get his arm amputated just above the elbow.
Apparently after the injury he was diagnosed with "acute compartment syndrome", which blocks blood flow in an enclosed space in the body… and he was given the decision between 'a life and a limb.'
So he had it properly removed!
The incredible thing is that Miles has continued working for the network despite the surgery.
Now, we bet you're all wondering what the minor injury was, right? Well, it happened when he
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