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Vikings’ Dakota Dozier hospitalized with COVID-19

Vikings’ Dakota Dozier hospitalized with COVID-19

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Nov 11
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A Minnesota Vikings player was reported to be hospitalized on Tuesday because he was suffering from trouble breathing due to COVID-19, coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday.

According to a report on the NFL’s website, the player is offensive guard Dakota Dozier, who was put on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday.

Dozier is in stable condition, added Zimmer, but the team decided to keep him in the hospital for now.

“It’s serious stuff, so, I don’t know,” Zimmer said. “Like 29 guys are getting tested because of close contact, including myself. Just do what we do.”

When asked whether the player’s reaction was to the vaccine (booster) or COVID-19, Zimmer said: “No, it was COVID. I’m not a doctor, but it was COVID, pneumonia, or something — he had a hard time breathing.”

The Vikings so far have registered five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including starting center Garrett Bradbury and starting safety Harrison Smith, who was placed on the list less than two hours prior to Sunday’s 34-31 loss to Baltimore after his test came back positive.

The team is operating under the NFL’s intensive protocols, which means more testing for all members of the team to help contain the outbreak.

The Vikings, who are second in the NFC North division with a 3-5 record, will face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

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    Dakota Duran Dozier is an American football offensive guard for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League .

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  • Mike Zimmer

    Michael Zimmer is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League .

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