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'Jeopardy' host, Alex Trebek, 71, snaps Achilles tendon while chasing criminal

Gina DiFalco Alex Trebek at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. (Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada) ***U.S. Syndication Only!***

Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek, 71, snapped his Achilles tendon while chasing a burglar through a San Francisco hotel.

TMZ reports that Trebek says he is feeling fine after the incident, and it’s unclear whether or not the criminal was ever caught.

According to My Fox NY, while at the Google headquarters in Mountainview, California and hosting the National Geographic World Championship, Trebek told the audience, “At 2:30 a.m., chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel until achilles tendon ruptured and then fell on carpet, bruising other leg in process.”

Trebek, who hosted a geography quiz on crutches, also said that he will undergo surgery on Friday for his injuries.

MSNBC reports that Trebek was a recent recipient of a career achievement award at the Daytime Emmys.

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