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Minnesota Vikings player hospitalized; 29 in organization in COVID protocol

A vaccinated Minnesota Vikings player is hospitalized and 29 members of the organization are in the COVID-19 protocol as close contacts, head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday.

Zimmer, who is part of the group in the protocol, did not identify the player.

He said the player was taken to the emergency room Tuesday night and remains in the hospital in stable condition.

“He’s stable now, but it was scary,” Zimmer told reporters.

Cases of COVID-19 are surging in Minnesota, with the state adding 7,165 new cases on Tuesday, according to the Coronavirus Resource Center at Johns Hopkins University.

The Vikings (3-5) are on the road this Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers (5-3).

–Field Level Media