Fully Vaccinated Vikings Player Hospitalized With COVID-19: Coach

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A afloat vaccinated subordinate connected the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings was taken to a hospital’s exigency country owed to occupation breathing aft contracting COVID-19, said head manager Mike Zimmer connected Wednesday.

“One of our players that was vaccinated, helium had to spell to the ER past nighttime due to the fact that of COVID. It’s superior stuff,” Zimmer told reporters, without naming the player. “Like 29 guys are getting tested due to the fact that of adjacent contact, including myself.”

When asked if the individual’s information was owed to the vaccine oregon COVID-19 itself, Zimmer said that “it was COVID. I’m not a doctor, but it was COVID pneumonia oregon thing … helium had a hard clip breathing.”

Anonymously sourced reports, including 1 connected NFL.com, said the subordinate successful question is 30-year-old violative lineman Dakota Dozier. Dozier was placed connected the Vikings’ COVID-19 database past week.

Other than Dozier, 4 different players are connected the COVID-19/injury reserve list. That includes starting halfway Garrett Bradbury and starting information Harrison Smith.

The Vikings were without the 2 starters for Sunday’s 34–31 overtime nonaccomplishment astatine Baltimore. On Monday, the squad placed linebacker Ryan Connelly connected the COVID-19 reserve database and tackle Timon Parris connected the signifier squad reserve list.

Zimmer had been vocal astir his tendency to spot each of his players vaccinated during grooming camp, for their ain information and the bully of the team. Quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has not been vaccinated, spent clip connected the COVID-19 reserve database during grooming camp.

Zimmer said that for the “players that are not vaccinated, I deliberation they’ve made their decisions connected what they’re going to bash and there’s truly nary consciousness warring it with me. They are going to bash what they are going to do.”

Earlier this year, owed to his vaccination status, a infirmary successful Cousins’ Michigan hometown said it would driblet the backmost arsenic a spokesperson.

“It’s conscionable a precise backstage wellness decision, and I’m going to support it backstage arsenic such,” Cousins said astir the aforesaid time. Regarding vaccines, Cousins said the squad has a “lot of respect for 1 another. I don’t deliberation it’ll beryllium an issue.”

This week, chap NFC North backmost Aaron Rodgers was dropped by Wisconsin-based Prevea Health implicit his comments past week astir the vaccine.

Rodgers, who said he’s not vaccinated, had publically questioned wherefore idiosyncratic who is afloat vaccinated should interest astir those who are not. Rodgers besides explained helium believes he’s allergic to ingredients successful mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and doesn’t spot the Johnson & Johnson shot.

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Jack Phillips is simply a breaking quality newsman astatine The Epoch Times based successful New York.

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