Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Dion Dawkins opened up Tuesday in regards to the challenges he confronted – mentally and bodily – when he contracted the coronavirus.
Dawkins examined Positive for the sickness when he arrived at Payments’ coaching camp on July 28 and was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 checklist final week.
“Actually, man it was one of many lowest factors I’ve ever been. I by no means even thought I may even get that low as a result of I am so animated. And that hit onerous. Even with the psychological stuff, it hit each a part of me, and I used to be shocked that it may even hit that. Being within the hospital was most likely the toughest half as a result of I used to be like man, I am within the hospital and my workforce is on the market working. And I am right here. I am not serving to if I am not current,” he stated, through the team’s website.
Dawkins admitted he questioned whether or not he would survive.
“I did not know that my thoughts may get to the low that it may get to. And I used to be extraordinarily emotional, extraordinarily emotional. … Like I used to be down dangerous, I used to be down dangerous the place I may barely transfer, and I used to be simply hurting. However you retain pushing, God has a means of doing stuff and making issues occur in your life so you possibly can snap again and similar to notice that, shoot life might be over earlier than it,” he added.
Dawkins was in between vaccine doses when he contracted COVID. He stated his 6-month-old son, who was born prematurely, was one of many the reason why he determined to get vaccinated.
“However once I took that initiative to get vaccinated, I simply wished to do what was proper. The message that I most likely would general say is, do what you are most comfy with. However I am glad I had the vaccine once I had COVID, I simply want that I may have been absolutely vaccinated,” he stated.
Dawkins is coming into his fifth season with the Payments. He’s performed in 64 regular-season video games throughout his profession and began 59 of them. He will likely be tasked with blocking for quarterback Josh Allen as soon as once more as Buffalo hopes to get again to the Tremendous Bowl.