Von Miller has confirmed that he tested negative for COVID-19. The 31-year-old’s tweet came as a sigh of relief for his fans, who were in tenterhooks.
The Broncos outside linebacker tested positive for the novel coronavirus two weeks ago, following which he was kept in quarantine and was constantly monitored by healthcare professionals. The MVP of Superbowl 50 revealed the good news to the Internet in a crisp statement.
“Got my results back. Im ‘negative’ for Covid-19”
As soon as he posted the tweet, fans celebrated the news and applauded his fight against the infection. The Denver Broncos’ official Twitter handle reposted his tweet and added: “Glad you’re OK, @VonMiller!”
It wasn’t until April 12 when Miller came to know that he was infected with the coronavirus. Shortly after being tested positive, Miller posted a video on his twitter handle, urging his fans to practice social distancing. “Stay safe, stay inside, practice social distancing and take this thing serious because it is definitely for real.”
The player further detailed his symptoms in a recent interview with the ‘Today’ show. Miller said he started showing symptoms in the second week of April. It all began with a mild cough and escalated rapidly. When the Superbowl champion got to know of his test results, he stated he was taken aback and added, “I’ve been here in Denver for about four weeks now. I’ve probably left the house four times. With all those four times, I never got out of the car.”
After his interview with the ‘Today’ show, Miller didn’t share any updates with his followers until a worried fan enquired about his well-being on April 28. Miller replied, saying, “I’m better everyday!” Three days later, he confirmed his victory as he tested negative in the test.
Von Miller is the heart and soul of the Denver Broncos’ defense team. He made his entry to Broncos after being drafted second overall in 2011’s NFL Draft. Miller received great reception amongst his team and the Denver fans. Veteran quarterback, John Elway, who played with the Broncos for 15 years till 1998, called Miller “a type of guy that comes around every 10 years.” And his words have proven right.
Throughout his tenure with Broncos, Miller has won 1 Superbowl, 1 Superbowl MVP, 8 Pro Bowl inductions, 3 first-team All-Pro inductions and a spot on the NFL’s 2010 All-decade team. He also won the best NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2011. With these many accolades to his name, fans are eager to find what the next season brings for Miller, as Broncos are gearing up for an exciting time ahead of them.