Vikings Player Hospitalized Due to COVID-19 Symptoms!
The Minnesota Vikings, who was reportedly hospitalized due to COVID-19 symptoms, are keeping the player’s name under wraps…
CelebnSports247.com reports that Vikings Player Hospitalized COVID-19 symptoms but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer confirmed a player went to the emergency room Tuesday night due to shortness of breath.
According to reports, the player was still in the hospital Wednesday, though Zimmer said the player is “stable now.” Zimmer added the situation “was scary.”
Like we noted above, Zimmer declined to name the player but said the player was vaccinated, according to NFL.com.
Coach Mike Zimmer told reporters Wednesday:
One of our players that was vaccinated, had to go to the ER last night because of COVID. It’s serious stuff…Like 29 guys are getting tested because of close contact, including myself.
The Vikings are currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
The team placed three players — center Garrett Bradbury, guard Dakota Dozier, and safety Harrison Smith — on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
As a result of those positives, Zimmer said over 20 members of the club will get tested for COVID-19 because they are close contacts.
Vaccinated individuals who are considered close contacts do not have to immediately be quarantined under NFL protocols. Those individuals only have to quarantine if they test positive for COVID-19.
That protocol allowed Jordan Love to start for the Green Bay Packers in Week 9 despite being close contact with Aaron Rodgers, who missed the game due to COVID-19. Love, who is vaccinated, did not test positive for COVID-19 before the start and was allowed to play. Vikings players who are vaccinated will follow the same path in Week 10.
Mike Zimmer, Vikings owner urged players to get vaccinated in the preseason. Zimmer expressed displeasure when the team lost three of its four quarterbacks to COVID-19 protocols during the preseason.
The team’s starter, Kirk Cousins, is among the most vocal unvaccinated players on the roster.