Lamar Jackson was prepared for Ravens coaching camp when he got here down with COVID for the second time in eight months.
Jackson initially landed on the COVID record in November forward of Baltimore’s Week 12 loss to Pittsburgh. And when he discovered he had come down with the virus once more simply forward of coaching camp, the Ravens quarterback was “heartbroken.”
“It was loopy. I used to be heartbroken. I wasn’t wanting ahead to that in any respect. Proper earlier than camp,” Jackson stated, per ESPN. “Not once more, not proper now.”
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Jackson was “hit fairly arduous with the signs” in line with Ravens coach John Harbaugh. And Jackson admitted he was “fatigued” and “sleeping loads.” Nonetheless, he was noncommittal about getting vaccinated in opposition to the sickness.
“I really feel it is a private determination,” Jackson stated of getting vaccinated. “I am simply going to maintain my emotions to my household and myself. I am targeted on getting higher proper now. I can not dwell on that proper now … how all people else feels. Simply making an attempt to get again to the fitting routine.”
Nonetheless, Jackson did acknowledge that he was “speaking to the docs” about his determination.
“We’ll see,” Jackson stated. “Speaking to the docs. We’ll see.”
However for now, Jackson is simply studying extra concerning the vaccine whereas he seems to work again into recreation form after his second bout with COVID.
“I am taking it daily proper now,” he stated. “I am simply glad to be again. I am simply glad to be again with my guys.”
Jackson is one among a handful of Ravens gamers that is still unvaccinated. In accordance with Harbaugh, the crew entered coaching camp with a 90 % participant vaccination price. As of late July, 85 % of NFL gamers had obtained at the very least one dose of the vaccine.