WGN Morning News anchor Larry Potash was spotted wearing an arm sling during his newscast on December 8, 2022. Now, Chicago residents are wondering what happened to Larry Potash’s arm after they spotted it in a sling throughout the newscast. There has been a surge in concerns regarding the anchor’s health since the incident went viral. Potash has revealed the truth about why he is sporting a sling. So read on to find out more.
Why Is Larry Potash Sporting a Sling?
Larry Potash is a graduate of Emerson College. He joined WGN-TV News in August 1994, and just one year after that, he became the anchor of WGN Morning News. Having consistently topped the ratings, this acclaimed show celebrated its silver anniversary in September 2019.
The reporter covers in-depth stories on history, science, and religion. His multi-part series on the culture of Hong Kong and the transition to Chinese sovereignty was very well received in 1996. The 14-time Emmy-Award winner started Backstory with Larry Potash in 2018.
The series runs periodically as specials throughout the year and delves into the backstory behind some of the most intriguing historical, cultural, religious, and scientific stories. The award-winning show’s 11th season premiered on October 8, 2022, and ended on October 29.
Potash has also received 10 Silver Dome Awards for best anchor from the Illinois Broadcasters Association. So, when people’s favorite anchor appeared wearing an arm sling, everyone wondered what had happened to Larry Potash’s arm.
The veteran anchor explained why he showed up to work wearing a sling on Thursday’s Courtesy Desk. Potash hurt his arm while playing basketball and had to have surgery. His bicep muscle was torn, and he will have to keep his sling on for a few more days.
It is yet another basketball injury. Before this, he had hurt his knee and back.
Sarah Jindra, a traffic reporter for WGN Morning News, who also underwent shoulder surgery in September 2022, took to social media and said, “You ain’t cool unless you wear a sling on TV. Welcome to the club, Larry Potash.”