Joe Judge taking the right approach
It seemed like a miracle that the NFL was able to complete the 2020 season without having to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course pretty much every team had at least one player get infected. For the New York Giants, kicker Graham Gano, offensive lineman Will Hernandez and some others contracted COVID, but ended up coming back and finishing the season.
The good news is that the Giants will be able to play in front of fans at a full MetLife Stadium this coming fall with vaccines being rolled out all over the country and infection rates already dramatically down.
Giants’ head coach Joe Judge made it clear though on Friday that his players have the freedom to get vaccinated and they can of course choose not to if they want.
“When it comes to anything dealing with medical protocols, vaccinations, I’m not a medical professional. I let our training staff and doctors talk to the team in regards to that. I let them deal with those issues right there. Everyone has a choice to make. So that’s their decision. I’m not getting involved in that,” Judge said.
Now Judge himself, did receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
“The answer is, yes, I did get vaccinated. I want to make something clear, that’s not any kind of statement, alright, one way or the other. That’s pure and simple,” Judge said. “We were asked to get vaccinated by the league to be able to be part of the draft rooms, to be part of coming in our building and working. That’s something that for myself I thought was important to do. So that’s where I go on that point.”
Judge of course is taking the right approach here given the fact that everyone has the right to do whatever they want when it comes to getting vaccinated.
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