Coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that a Minnesota Vikings player who was vaccinated was admitted to hospital Tuesday for difficulty breathing from COVID-19.
Sources say that Dakota Dozier is the offensive guard and was put on the COVID-19 reserve list Friday.
According to Zimmer, he is stable now but is still in hospital.
Zimmer stated, "It's serious stuff so, I don’t know." "Like 29 guys getting tested due to close contact, including me. Do what you do."
Zimmer answered the question "No, it wasn't COVID-19." Although I am not a doctor, it was COVID pneumonia or some other cause -- the player had difficulty breathing.
Five Vikings players are on the reserve/COVID-19 roster, including starting center Garrett Bradbury, and starting safety Harrison Smith. Smith was added to the list shortly before Sunday's 34-31 defeat at Baltimore. Smith tested positive for the disease. The league's rigorous protocols are in effect. This means that more testing is being done across the entire team to contain the outbreak.