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Cris Collinsworth’ raspy voice surprises viewers: ‘Playing hurt’


Cris Collinsworth is having a rough night.

The “Sunday Night Football” analyst is doing the NBC broadcast with a raspy voice and sounds as if he’s unwell.

Cris Collinsworth on his voice: “I feel great.”

Mike Tirico: “You’re feeling positive, it’s just… two games, three days, red-eyes, a bunch of travel… my man’s playing hurt!” pic.twitter.com/rdCiPGzurC

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) September 12, 2022

Mike Tirico took note of his partner’s issues on the published, attributing it to calling his second game of the week — the pair was also on Thursday’s Rams-Bills broadcast — and the flights related to the busy schedule.

“My man is playing hurt,” Tirico said.

Collinsworth has called the Thursday and Sunday night openers frequently in recent times, though, and has handled it positive.

Cris CollinsworthAP

Exactly what’s bothering him isn’t completely clear, but hopefully he sounds higher next week.

Within the meantime, a cough drop could possibly be an acceptable solution.

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