After previously testing positive for COVID-19, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is cleared to return to the football field Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks after complying with all return-to-play coronavirus protocols.
Rodgers is expected to be formally made active again by 4 pm on Saturday. The athlete has remained asymptomatic from COVID-19 and concluded the 10-day quarantine required for unvaccinated players who test positive for the coronavirus.
According to the New York Post, Rodgers previously told the media in August that he had been "immunized" against the contagion, but it was a play-on-words.
Rodgers, who is unvaccinated, said during an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" last week that he was allergic to unspecified ingredients in the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna and opted not to get the Johnson & Johnson shot after hearing of patients experiencing an adverse reaction to it. Rodgers also had questions about whether the vaccinates would impact fertility.
The athlete lost a sponsorship with Prevea Health, but State Farm stood by the quarterback's decision to not get vaccinated and the advertiser said it respects "everyone's right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances."
On Thursday, Ed Rodgers, the athlete's father, came out in "proud" support and slammed "haters" accusing his son of misleading the public. "I'm proud of him. I trust his judgment and decisions. I think that's what I would've done," he said.
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