Three-year guard Brandon Goodwin was ruled out of the 2020-21 season halfway through due to a “respiratory condition.” The current free agent recently shared the experience of getting blood clots — which he confidently believes came from the vaccine.
“I was super tired in the games. When we played Philly back-to-back [Apr. 28-30], bro, I was so tired,” Goodwin said, during a Twitch stream on Oct. 3. “I felt like I couldn’t run up and down the court. My back was hurting. Then we went home, that’s when my back really started hurting bad. Then I’m like I have to go to the doctor, that’s when I found out I had blood clots.”
He then stated that the effects “all happened in the span of a month” of getting vaccinated.
“I was fine up until then, up until I took the vaccine, I was fine. So people trying to tell you it’s not the vaccine, how do you know? You don’t know. Yes, the vaccine ended my season, one thousand percent.”
“Nothing against the Hawks, but they called me the next day while I was in the hospital and told me, ‘We’re going to tell the press that your season’s over.’”
Blood clots have been reported as rare side effects of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The 26-year-old remained optimistic about the future of his playing career on the stream. “I’ll be back on somebody’s team soon,” Goodwin said. “I don’t really know who yet.”
Last season, Goodwin played 47 games averaging 4.9 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game. It was his second year with the Hawks.
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