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Priestley “fell from a horse and was subsequently taken to the hospital as a precaution. He was examined by doctors and discharged the same day,” eOne and Canadian TV network Global Television said in a statement. On Wednesday, Priestley tweeted that he got his “bell rung,” having suffered a mild concussion.
The network statement added that Priestley is in “great spirits and looking forward to returning to work next week.” The actor, who plays Matt Shade, an ex-pro hockey player who uses his celebrity in his career as a private investigator in The Code, tweeted that doctors advised him to take a few days off.
“Because I have a history of concussions, they took me to see a neurologist for an assessment. … But I am definitely on the mend and looking forward to getting back to work with all the wonderful people on The Code,” he wrote. Priestley in 2002 suffered a concussion and other serious injuries after being involved in a race car crash at the Kentucky Speedway.
The 10-episode series of The Code, set for a spring 2016 debut in Canada on Global, also stars Barry Flatman (Fargo, Defiance) as Shade’s father, and Jordyn Negri (Warehouse 13) as Shade’s visually impaired daughter.
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