WTAM’s Casey Coleman Out – After Friday Surgery

OMW doesn’t know this poster on Radio-Info’s Cleveland board, so we didn’t know what to make of his report that WTAM morning sports anchor Casey Coleman was sick, and that afternooner Mike Trivisonno reported on the air that Coleman needed surgery on Friday.

But this afternoon, on the Browns Radio Network broadcast of the Cleveland win over Chicago, we noticed that Coleman was absent, and WTAM Browns beat reporter Andre Knott was filling in, doing Coleman’s usual sideline reporting role in the game. Clearly, if Casey was healthy, he’d be at that game.

No matter what, OMW extends its thoughts and concern for the long-time local sportscaster, and we hope Mr. Coleman’s health problems are short lived…and that he’s back in the game doing both the Browns broadcasts, and his WTAM duties, soon.

UPDATE: While being interviewed by Andre Knott during the Browns Radio Network post-game show just now, quarterback Trent Dilfer referred to Casey Coleman being sick, and said he got a game ball for him. Mike Snyder just said that Casey did indeed have surgery Friday, but says his fellow WTAM sportscaster is recovering and “doing well”.

And we just now noticed that the Plain Dealer’s Roger Brown has a brief item in today’s column about Coleman’s illness, though with not much more detail than has been said on the air.

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