Von Miller on positive COVID-19 test: I’m in good spirits, not feeling sick

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Broncos pass rusher Von Miller said he got a cough a couple of days ago that concerned his girlfriend and assistant. So he got tested for COVID-19, and it came back positive Thursday.

“I’ve just been here in the crib, and I started to get a little cough,” Miller told Mike Klis of 9News. “You know I have asthma, and I started getting a little cough a couple days ago. My girlfriend she told me [that while] I was asleep, she said my cough it didn’t sound normal.”

Miller used his nebulizer, which he inhales for asthma before strenuous activity. It didn’t help.

“I got tested, that was two days ago,” Miller said. “I started to feel like normal yesterday and then this morning Dr. [Steve] Geraghty called me and told me.”

Miller becomes the second active NFL player to acknowledge a positive COVID-19 test and one of the biggest names in sports with it. On Wednesday, Rams center Brian Allen announced his diagnosis. Saints coach Sean Payton has recovered from the coronavirus.

“It’s crazy,” Miller said. “I have to be quarantined here at the house. There’s not really any medicine or anything like that. Dr. Geraghty told me if my breathing changed. . . .Honestly, I’m still new to this. This is like an hour. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I tell you what, I’m in good spirits. I’m still Von. I’m not feeling sick or hurting or anything like that.”

14 responses to “Von Miller on positive COVID-19 test: I’m in good spirits, not feeling sick

  1. AFC West fan wishing a speedy recovery to Von Miller. A little off topic but am I the only fan who can’t wait for the draft.

  2. Im not a psychic but Im pretty confident he’ll be ok. Best of luck to anyone who has this. Odds are very much in your favor.

  3. Let’s hope his family doesn’t get it as well. Hope he stays as is and doesn’t regress. Speedy recovery Von.

  4. Aye a cough is often just an early symptom. You may even improve a tad, then lungs worsen.
    Take care dude.

  5. Asthma is one of the big things that increases the risk of Covid-19, so I hope he takes all the necessary precautions and follows his medical advice, and I hope he’s lucky and it doesn’t get too bad.

  6. So a young healthy person with a little cough can get a test, but my 50 year old friends in the same state didn’t qualify.
    Oh, right, he’s a football player. Never mind.

  7. Even if he’s feeling well now, that’s scary. Having asthma has to be a concern. His case sounds typical: few if any or mild symptoms, then a test shows an infection. I wonder how many people have interacted with him before he got the results.

    That’s one of the big problems with this virus. It spreads easily and you can have it for a while without feeling bad unknowingly spreading to any number of others.

    Fortunately for him, he’ll get the best medical treatment available, but I hope he doesn’t need it.

  8. Wish him well!
    Because he will be well.
    Just like everyone not in the small target group that can be drastically harmed. He is young and in good health. He will be fine. Just like everyone else who is young, middle aged, and older in good health to begin with and didn’t need to be under a near police state and unemployed.

  9. Never been a fan but that’s off topic now as I pray Von gets better and continues to show no serious symptoms!

  10. It rolled through our house (sick but not too bad) and, strangely enough, the only one who did not show symptoms was my daughter who, like Von, suffers from performance induced asthma. I suppose that is part of the crazy with the virus: its unpredictability.

  11. He will almost certainly be fine. The only thing in the “bad” column is the asthma. In the “good” column is he’s young, healthy, and an elite athlete.

  12. It’s not about whether or not Von will have light or severe symptoms or if he will survive or not. It’s about how many other at-risk persons with whom he shared his virus. It’s not about you there kiddies. You can be asymptomatic and contagious.

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