Allen Robinson lost 10 pounds, still doesn’t feel back to normal after battling COVID-19

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NFL players are young and healthy, and 95 percent of them are vaccinated, and as a result most players who get COVID-19 are either completely asymptomatic or have only mild symptoms. Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson is an exception.

Robinson revealed today that he lost 10 pounds while battling COVID-19 and still doesn’t feel like he’s 100 percent healthy.

Although Robinson has cleared the league’s COVID-19 protocols and returned to the Bears, that doesn’t mean he’s going to be able to perform at the same level as he did before he got the virus. Some athletes have dealt with lingering symptoms long after the virus cleared their systems and they tested negative.

Robinson is playing this season on the franchise tender, meaning he’s slated to become an unrestricted free agent in March. He may be about to leave Chicago, but he said he hasn’t started thinking about that yet. Of more immediate importance is focusing on his health.

25 responses to “Allen Robinson lost 10 pounds, still doesn’t feel back to normal after battling COVID-19

  1. Actually there are others who have been quite sick but no one is talking about it. Bills had one player in the hospital.

  2. The Bears are where wide receivers go to die.
    A-Rob deserves better. Up until this year he’s been a #1 receiver and a leader to the younger players.
    I hope he goes somewhere and has great success.

  3. The Vikings had a player hospitalized with COVID last month as well. But if it’s not a starter/star it doesn’t get a ton of notice.

  4. It would be interesting to see the numbers on how many players have become symptomatic, whether vaccinated or not, compared to the number of positive tests they’ve had throughout the league this season. One might find that information useful in judging the safety and effectiveness of the league’s protocols.

  5. I got the seasonal flu three years ago and had the same experience. Lost lots of weight and it took a couple months before I felt back to 100%.

  6. I’m most definitely not an NFL athlete, but i had covid in 2020 at 38 and it took me 3 months to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded after i recovered. I’m a distance runner and it messed me up good.

  7. NFL players are young and healthy, and 95 percent of them are vaccinated
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    And yet they are still getting covid at an unprecedented rate!

  8. Clearly a disease not to be messed with! Overall, being vaccinated can certainly help a vast majority of players recover faster and return to their teams faster.

  9. Thank goodness we have 4 separate vaccine shots injected in people to stop absolutely NOTHING! Not mention the completely useless protocols.

  10. So we’ve heard about several athletes having issues recuperating from Covid (Robinson, I believe Von Miller and Myles Garrett, Joshua Kimmich in soccer), and that’s even with them having a vested interest on a number of fronts to keep it to themselves. I don’t believe we’ve had anybody say getting vaccinated took any real toll on them…

  11. dales says:
    December 28, 2021 at 1:37 pm
    NFL players are young and healthy, and 95 percent of them are vaccinated
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    And yet they are still getting covid at an unprecedented rate!

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    And who said you can’t get it once vaccinated? It’s supposed to keep you from getting hospitalized. Not rocket science.

  12. Imagine how bad it could have been without being vaccinated! Thank goodness he was, and his immune system was somewhat prepared. I hope he recovers completely soon. Vaccines are not bulletproof armor! In football terms, we miss you on the team Allen! Fields could use you.

  13. Probably just a hunger strike since Field’s could never throw him a ball in a tight window.

  14. And who said you can’t get it once vaccinated?

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    That’s the whole point of a vaccine, I never got any disease from vaccines for small pox, yellow fever, mumps, tetanus, etc…

  15. Joetoronto is not a Bears fan, lol. He supports multiple teams that have a deep history of embarrassment and failure. The Lions, Raiders, B!d3n admin….

  16. That’s the whole point of a vaccine, I never got any disease from vaccines for small pox, yellow fever, mumps, tetanus, etc…

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    Some vaccines are immunizing (make it impossible for you to get the virus and spread it), but others don’t. Those non-immunizing vaccines work because if enough people get vaccinated, it makes it hard for the virus to move around, make people sick, and infect others.

    If everybody does their part, the virus has nowhere to go, and it dies out. You don’t build a castle, but it removes kindling for the forest fire before it gets there. No COVID vaccine provides immunity, and no future one probably will, either. They just can make you a lot less likely to get seriously sick and spread it – that’s the point.

  17. “If everybody does their part, the virus has nowhere to go, and it dies out.”

    Read about natural and herd immunity, you’re so far gone bro….lol

  18. brawlkc says:
    December 28, 2021 at 1:37 pm
    I’m most definitely not an NFL athlete, but i had covid in 2020 at 38 and it took me 3 months to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded after i recovered. I’m a distance runner and it messed me up good.

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    Ok sure there pal – ch!n@b0t. Glad you’re ok!

  19. “Read about natural and herd immunity, you’re so far gone bro….lol”

    Yeah, sure, you can get some immunity to the virus by being infected and getting sick, dealing with long-term illnesses, and possibly dying. Eventually your immune system figures it out and you fight it off (if you’re not dead). Or, you can take a vaccine which is a thousand times safer to do the same thing.

    The whole time you’re infected and doing this, you’re also capable of spreading it to other people and infecting others, and so on. But those are the same, right? Plague-spreading infected person or somebody who just got a safe shot — like staring in a mirror.

    “natural immunity” sounds a lot better than “infection-acquired immunity”, am I right? Great marketing. Some hospitals are full of people who think it sounds great, too.

    Herd immunity has nothing to do with whether you have been vaccinated, or overcome infection. I guess too many buzz words on the radio for you.

  20. vikingsvoice says:
    December 28, 2021 at 1:13 pm
    The Vikings had a player hospitalized with COVID last month as well. But if it’s not a starter/star it doesn’t get a ton of notice.

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    Even if it is a star/starter, Tyler Lockett was out for a while and lost 8 pounds, didn’t really get noticed

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