On August 10th, Edmonton Elks offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers Sr. took to Twitter to comment publicly on his recent diagnosis of Covid-19 and the lack of extreme symptoms he’s been experiencing after receiving both doses of the Phizer vaccine back in May.
Rogers, along with linebacker Brian Walker tested positive for covid-19 last week, and the team would cancel walkthroughs and media availability for the day. Additionally, they’d do extra rounds of PCR testing to ensure no other team members or staff had been infected with the virus. Initially, there was some worry regarding the team’s season opener getting canceled, but the notion was quickly shut down, and the game went on as planned. The Elks fell in week 1 to the Redblacks in a defensive battle losing 16-12.
Rogers, a 2 time CFL All-Star and 3 time CFL East All-Star, signed with Edmonton in 2019 but missed the entire season with a torn tricep followed by the extended offseason the league as a whole endured due to the pandemic. He signed an extension with the Elks in February of 2021 and is likely extremely eager to return to his team. It’s currently unclear when exactly he will return, but he assures us that he is feeling better already.
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