NFL player-turned-doctor Myron Rolle on the front lines in COVID-19 fight

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Myron Rolle took a year off from college football at Florida State to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and then went to medical school after a brief NFL career. He doesn’t shy away from challenges, and now he’s facing a big one.

A neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, Rolle has been on the front lines in facing the coronavirus pandemic.

“I went down to the emergency department, and as I was walking through the emergency department I was seeing so many individuals with respiratory distress and respiratory compromise, and the numbers are staggering,” Rolle told ESPN. “Our neurosurgical floor has been transformed into a floor just for COVID-19 patients.”

Rolle said the neurosurgery department and every other department are having to put anything elective on hold because of the influx of COVID-19 patients.

“Because they’re needed elsewhere, there are no masks now,” Rolle said.

The 33-year-old Rolle, who was a sixth-round pick of the Titans in 2010, is in his third year as a resident at Mass General.

10 responses to “NFL player-turned-doctor Myron Rolle on the front lines in COVID-19 fight

  1. I’ve been following Myron’s story and think he does wonderful work. Stay safe and healthy. You are needed!

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    March 28, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    Great story. Compare this guy to Antonio Brown.
    Yea, yea. Your team signed him and brought him aboard and you loved it.

  3. Why would we mix up Antonio Brown and Myron Rolle. One was an amazing football player and lousy at everything else. The other amazing at everything but not an NFL calibre player.

  4. When even one person gives a thumbs down to someone blessing health care workers at a time like this it tells you there are too many idiots out there for this pandemic to ever end. Please grow up.

  5. I’ve always been impressed by Myron Rolle. I’m glad he’s now a successful doctor.

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