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Minnesota Vikings vaccinated player was taken to ER with Covid-19 symptoms, coach says

“It was scary,” Zimmer told media during the team’s regularly scheduled press outing on Wednesday.

Multiple outlets, including ESPN and NFL.com, reported that the player involved is offensive lineman Dakota Dozier. CNN has reached out to the Vikings for comment.

“One of our players who has been vaccinated had to go to the emergency room last night because of Covid,” Zimmer said on Wednesday. “I mean, it’s serious stuff.”

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When asked for an update on the player’s condition, Zimmer said “he is stable now” and is still in the hospital.

“He was having trouble breathing,” Zimmer said.

The coach added that about “29 guys” who were in close contact are now being tested, “including myself.”

Dozier was put on the reserve/Covid-19 list about five days ago. The list is for a player who tests positive or has been in close contact with an infected person.

The team has four other players on that list: Harrison Smith, Garrett Bradbury, Ryan Connelly and Timon Parris.