Von Miller calls breathing problems with COVID-19 “frightening”

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Von Miller has tried to convince his teammates to take COVID-19 seriously but said some “don’t even think it’s real.” The Broncos linebacker knows first hand it is.

Miller, who has asthma, learned of his diagnosis in April after developing a cough. During an interview with Kent Babb of the Washington Post, Miller admits the difficulty in breathing scared him.

“That was the most frightening part,” Miller told Babb. “Just going to sleep knowing that my oxygen level could drop, and I could wake up and have to go to the hospital.”

Miller lost his taste and smell, impacting his appetite. He quickly understood the severity of the situation: His body was in for a fight with the virus.

“The first four, five days I was honestly nervous,” Miller said. “I wouldn’t say that I thought I was going to die or anything like that, but it did cross my mind a little bit.”

Miller needed 17 days before resuming his workouts, and he still is not himself.

“I still feel my lungs trying to get back in shape,” Miller said. “It’s just all the wear and tear that it puts on your lungs.”

11 responses to “Von Miller calls breathing problems with COVID-19 “frightening”

  1. I can’t believe that there are still people who don’t think the virus is real. SMH!

  2. This is not the first time I’ve heard of people not thinking COVID-19 is real–EVEN when they are told by somebody who has had it. We are living in some crazy times.

  3. Miller’s and Payton’s mild cases aside, it’s quite possible that at least one NFL head coach will die from this at some point. Many are in higher-risk groups. While unlikely, it’s possible a player will as well.

    How much is that worth to the football-fan public?

  4. Glad that he is up and at it after that Covid diagnosis. Asthma and Covid are a frightening mixture.

  5. Best wishes to you Von..Health is wealth..Don’t say anything more though fans in here will complain about you for it

  6. Maybe, just maybe when more high profile individuals contract COVID-19 more people will begin to take it seriously. Yes, he’s asthmatic but he’s a little younger than 65 and well-conditioned person.

  7. I believe him. I don’t know what the answer is regarding holding games this season, but putting at risk coaches in press boxes or another safe spot, seems to be needed.

  8. I can’t believe he beat the virus in about 6 days flat.
    It’s almost as if his proportionate weight and height and healthy life style mixed with youth made this easy

  9. 95% odds the 2020 season is going to get cancelled. Maybe it will start on time. But once we get into the fall/winter and some players are diagnosed, the season is over.

  10. I can’t believe he beat the virus in about 6 days flat.
    It’s almost as if his proportionate weight and height and healthy life style mixed with youth made this easy.

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    The article says it took him 17 days to get back to working out and that he is STILL recovering!

    Not much of a reader? Or just making stuff up to downplay the seriousness of the pandemic? Why do people do this?

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