KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City Chiefs player is now working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Sports Illustrated.
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif shared his journey – in a first-person narrative told to Sports Illustrated reporter Greg Bishop – from serving as a starting right guard for the Super Bowl LIV champions to helping in the health care industry in his native Quebec.
“My first day back in the hospital was April 24,” Duvernay-Tardif, who holds a doctorate degree in medicine, told Sports Illustrated. “I felt nervous the night before, but a good nervous, like before a game, and I packed everything neatly: scrubs, white coat, extra pens, even a second pair of shoes that I could leave in my locker, knowing they were clean. I wasn’t aware the Chiefs had drafted a running back that night in the first round, even though I will block for my future teammate, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, from LSU.”
Duvernay-Tardif said there has been one positive COVID-19 case at the long-term care facility he has been working at outside of Montreal.