Dallas Cowboys star wide-receiver Amari Cooper shared a skeptic’s take on the NFL COVID-19 protocols following last night’s match.
Cooper suggested that he should be able to overcome the virus. He compared Cooper’s COVID-19 situation with Michael Jordan’s famous “Flu Game” where he battled through an illness.
“It was tough, knowing that I could physically gone out there and played, but the restrictions didn’t allow me to,” he said. “Jordan played with the flu. That’s how I looked at it.
“It was a restriction of not being able to play with what I had. It was tough, knowing that I could physically gone out there and played, but the restrictions didn’t allow me to do so.”
For a variety of reasons, this comparison is absurd. First, the COVID-19 virus is highly contagious and can be life-threatening. It’s not known if Michael Jordan had the flu in Game 5 of 1997 NBA Finals.
Amari Cooper tested positive two weeks ago for the virus. He was therefore forced to miss the Cowboys next two contests.
Cooper, an unvaccinated player had to be isolated for 10 days before he could return to the field. Cooper was unable to return to the field for a further week due to prolonged symptoms.
Cooper, who was once again a Cowboys’ top receiver, played only 35 percent of offensive snaps. He also made two grabs for 41 yard during the Cowboys’ 27-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints.