I was looking into the disturbing numbers of high school football players that have collapsed and died this year playing football. I found what felt like large number (at lease 20 so far), but it was not statistically significant compared to yearly number of deaths while playing football. I think I might just be missing a lot of cases, because a lot of the players I found were non-contact deaths. I was trying to show that this is a possible vaccine correlation. Even though correlation doesn’t show causation.
While doing this research, I found numerous vaccine incidents with post-high school athletes as well. I don’t know the normal numbers, but many of these athletes blame the vaccine on the ending of their career. Admittedly, most of these incidents happened in Europe. This is a list of athletes at the Division 1 college or higher that have blamed the vaccine on ending or pausing their career, collapsed while playing, or died while playing. There are a couple strange cases where the athletes themselves don’t blame the vaccine. The last athlete I can remember collapsing and dying while playing is Hank Gathers. These are all since March 2021, but almost all the stories are from the last three months. I do not know the vaccine status of all these athletes. You can look them up on the internet for more information. I have links some of the most interesting stories. These stories are in no particular order. I also found many more athletes that suddenly died of heart attacks, but not while playing. I did not include those cases.
Athletes know their bodies well. If they say something is happening, maybe we should listen.
1) John Stokes, 21, Tennessee State University Golf: Got Myocarditis from the vaccine according to him. Shared his story on TikTok and had millions of views. His post with his story was deleted. This is after second shot of Pfizer Vaccine. Might not play GOLF again.
2) Jeremy Chardy, Pro Tennis: Once ranked 25th in the world in Tennis. Says his season is over and possibly career after the vaccine was administered.
3) Florian Dagoury, Free Diver, World Record Holder: Best to just hear his story as he is constantly monitoring his heart. He won’t be breaking his own world record again.
4) Craig Jones, Jiu-Jitsu: Had a bad reaction to the vaccine and had to cancel fights. Then got Covid and had to cancel fights. Looks like he will fight again.
5) Kjeld Nuis, 31, Olympic Gold Medal Speed Skater: Pericarditis from Pfizer vaccine in July 2021 and was hospitalized. Finally cleared to train and got Covid in October 2021. He will probably compete again.
6) Greg Van Avermaet, Gold Medal Cycling: He blames the vaccine for his loss of performance. He dropped out of World Championships because of his vaccine reaction.
7) Brandon Goodwin, 26, NBA Basketball: He blames the vaccine on his season being over. He says the NBA told him not to talk about it. He wonders if he will ever play in the NBA again.
8) Greg Luyssen, 22, Cyclist: Taken to the hospital during a race after Pfizer vaccine. He has heart damage that has ended his young cycling career.
9) Francesca Marcon, 38, Volleyball: Pericarditis after vaccine that ended her career. She is wondering if she will be compensated but does not want her story to become an anti-vax story.
10) Kyle Warner, 29, Mountain Biking: Two weeks after Pfizer shot, he got pericarditis and postural orthostatic tachycardia (POT), doctors didn’t believe him and recommended psych consult. He might not compete again. Couldn’t get his heart rate down.
11) Francis Perron (Died), 25, Canadian College Football: Died after a game four days after the vaccine second shot.
12) Christian Eriksen, 29, Denmark Soccer World Class: This was a big story and has been fact checked as not true. It is true that he did collapse on the pitch with a heart issue. He might never play again. He had a pacemaker inserted. Fact check says that it was not from the vaccine, but his Inter Milan team was just vaccinated.
13) Emil Palsson, 28, Iceland Soccer: Collapsed on the pitch with a heart attack and was revived and taken to the hospital on 11/1/2021. Iceland is 84% vaccinated in 16–29-year-olds. He vaccine status has not been released.
14) Boris Sadecky (Died), 24, Hockey Austria: Died after collapsing on the ice. Vaccine status not known, but the league he played in was 80% vaccinated.
15) Sergio Aguero, Soccer: Walked of pitch holding his chest. He will be out 3-4 months while he undergoes a “cardiological evaluation”.
16) Nic Claxton, 22, NBA: This one is PURE speculation by me. It should be noted that he got Covid in April 2021 and was out for a while. He plays for the Nets and must the vaccinated or he would be like Kyrie. He hasn’t played since 10/25/2021 and will be out until at least 11/11/2021 with a “non-COVD-related illness”. This seems like a long time for any illness.
17) Vinny Curry, 33, NFL: He declared he was vaccinated and encouraged vaccination. He is out due to being on blood thinners, because of blood clots post spleen removal. He says it has nothing to do with the vaccine, but….
18) Fabrice N’Sakala, 31, Soccer: Collapsed on the pitch 8/21/2021. He was seen in the hospital with heart monitoring devices on him. It is November now; we don’t know if he will return to soccer.
19) Tevita Bryce, 28, Semi-pro Rugby: Collapsed on the field in New Jersey shaking. Teammates performed CPR then the EMTs performed CPR for a total of 28 minutes. Doctors cleared a blood clot. He then had another heart attack in surgery. He was released from the hospital.
20) Daniel Brito, AAA Baseball: Collapses during an Iron Pigs game with what is said to be a stroke. He was fully vaccinated.
21) Samuel Kalu, Soccer: Maybe this story shouldn’t be added to this list. Collapsed on the field and the doctors determined it was a dizzy spell. He was cleared of heart issues and has returned to play.
22) and 23) Chinelle Henry and Chedean Nation, Cricket: This might be the craziest story. The West Indies team announce that the team was recently fully vaccinated. During the same game and ten minutes apart, two players collapsed and convulsed on the field. The announcer said it must be something in the air.
23) Bert Smith, NCAA Basketball Referee: Passed out and fell during a NCAA elite eight game. Had a blood clot in his lungs.
24) Raphael Dwamena, 26, Soccer: Collapsed in a game and was hit with a defibrillator. There is a no vaccine, no entry policy at his team’s stadium. Don’t know about his future playing.
25) Mohammed Alhassan, 29, Soccer: All we know is that he collapsed on 11/1/2021 and was rushed to the hospital.
26) Antoine Mechin, 32, Tri-athlete: Moderna shots given 6/28 and 8/16. He has breathing issues with his first shot, then took the second against his wishes. He took the second shot so he could train again. He wasn’t allowed in the pool without the shot. The symptoms came back worse. He was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. His career might be over. Here is his quote. “I am now getting treatment and I hope to regain my lung capacity (in 3-6-9-12 months?) Until then: rest and low intensity for several months. Damaging healthy people to preserve the health of the weakest, a choice of backward logic. I would not get vaccinated again if it had to be done again.”
27) Ronald Biglione, 32, Soccer: After second shot of Covid vaccine media said he was suffering from a “rare disease”. It was later revealed that the cause of his death was Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. This is a blood disorder in which blood clots from in capillaries throughout the body.
28) Giuseppe Perrino (Died) 29, Soccer: Died while playing in a soccer match that was a tribute to his brother.
29) Franck Berrier, Soccer: Recently retired soccer star that had a heart attack while playing paddle.
30) Alexaida Guedez (Died), 31, Marathoner: She died of a sudden heart attack running a 5k.
31) Cienna Knowles, 19, Equestrian: She is Australian. Hours after second Pfizer shot was diagnosed with Portal Vein Thrombosis, they said a one in a million case. She has blood clots all through her body. She might not ride a horse again.
32) Pedro Obiang, Soccer: Has myocarditis and we don’t know when or if he will be cleared to play again. No direct link to the vaccine has been released.
33) Jente Van Genechten, 25, Soccer: Collasped on the pitch with a heart issue. Made it to the hospital. Defibrillator was implanted. He doesn’t know if he will ever play sports again. It looks unlikely.