MLS reporter takes ball to the head during live pitchside report

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Making a living as a sideline reporter is a job that comes with it's own unique safety hazards.

And MLS reporter Kelli Tennant knows all about them after this weekend's action.

Tennant was busy reporting live to camera at the LA Galaxy's recent match up against the Vancouver Whitecaps when, as the video above shows, a stray soccer ball caught her directly on the back of the head mid-sentance.

But rather than hit the floor and fein injury (as, no doubt, many professional players would do in the same situation) Tennant showed true professionalism as she continued to deliver her report.

And it doesn't look like too much damage was done as the reporter, who also covers games for the Lakers, and Dodgers in the city of LA, took to Instagram to laugh about the situation:

"Taking a ball to the head during a live shot.

"Never looked better. I will say, the Whitecaps players came over and gave me a hug to apologize," she wrote.

Although, as yet, the guilty individual himself has yet to step forward and own up.

The Canadian team obviously improved their accuracy somewhat come game time though, as they rallied to a 2-2 tie against the Galaxy.

Not that will have proved much consolation for Tennant however!

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