Gobert made headlines for all of the wrong reasons after his laid-back approach to the health crisis. He infamously responded to NBA regulations by touching all of the microphones at a press conference. Then he high-fived many of his teammates. Guess who got sick?
That’s right: Gobert and several of his Jazz teammates tested positive. In short, there was tension in the locker room. He carelessly exposed his team so they were not happy. Since then, Gobert has apologized. The incident also left him feeling embarrassed as he should have been.
Los Angeles Ram center Allen was the team’s starting center last season. He’ll also expect to make that position his own again this year. However, that will depend on his recovery after he recently fell ill. Allen was the first NFL star to come publicly come out that he had the crippling sickness.
Drafted out of Michigan State in 2018, he played on special teams during his rookie season. He realized that he wasn’t healthy while working out at the Rams’ training center. Allen told FOX Sports that he lost his sense of smell and taste, and they haven’t returned even after his other symptoms abated.
Spanish World Cup winner Reina is a popular personality. He has played for Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Napoli in a stellar career. He is currently with Aston Villa, as they battle for Premier League survival. He also tested positive and suffered from the debilitating illness.
Reina explained in-depth that he couldn’t breathe during the sickness. Furthermore, he revealed his ‘endless fear’ after he went without oxygen for 25 minutes. Luckily, Reina’s recovery is complete, but there is no doubt his experience was traumatic and terrifying.
The Denver Broncos pass rusher detailed a terrifying personal experience when he tested positive. First of all, his lung constricted so that he couldn’t breathe properly. Then he used his asthma nebulizer to try and bring it back to normal. But even that didn’t totally help him.
Miller explained that it was scary to go to sleep knowing that his breathing could get worse throughout the night. Furthermore, he couldn’t taste his food and had a reduced appetite, which also affected his diet. Finally, after 17 days, he was able to get back to normal.
Dallas Cowboys running back Elliot feels normal after his recovery. His symptoms were not as serious as those of other victims. However, he did have shortness of breath and a cough for a few days. After 10 days he was back to feeling relatively normal.
Elliot does have concerns about player safety because he feels the NFL is not taking the disease seriously enough. The three-time Pro Bowler says that it goes deeper than just the athletes because many of their families are vulnerable. Furthermore, so are many coaches. It’s a complicated situation.
By far the most famous basketball player to get sick, Durant has also recovered. The Brooklyn Nets star was one of three players on the team who tested positive for the illness. First of all, Durant couldn’t believe it because he didn’t have any of the symptoms.
Then it was a matter of trying to get as fit and healthy as possible. In short, he believes that we all have to do our bit to ensure that society remains safe. But he doesn’t need to worry about infecting other players because he won’t play again this season anyway due to a serious Achilles injury.