NFL player sent to emergency room with COVID
The coronavirus struck the NFL's Minnesota Vikings this week, including a vaccinated player who was admitted to an emergency room
, head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday. Zimmer, who said the situation was "scary," said the player was hospitalized in stable condition. ESPN and NFL Network reported the player was offensive lineman Dakota Dozier, who was placed on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list last Friday. The Vikings have placed several players on the league's COVID list in recent days; NFL policy does not require vaccinated players to be quarantined.
"It's serious stuff," said Zimmer, who has been outspoken in urging players to get vaccinated. "Like, 29 guys are getting tested because of close contact, including myself."