When one Atlanta Hawks player was forced to cut his season short last year, the team chalked it up to minor health concerns. Now, Brandon Goodwin has said he was forced to stop playing due to side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.
Goodwin revealed the news on a YouTube stream, according to SB Nation’s Peachtree Hoops blog. He said he first noticed fatigue and various aches after he received the vaccine.
“I got sick and I never quite recovered from it,” Goodwin said. “I would always have back pain. I was just super tired in the games.”
Goodwin singled out back-to-back games against the Philadelphia 76ers on April 28 and 30 as a time when his symptoms were particularly noticeable.