Allen Robinson back from coronavirus ‘beast,’ but he still doesn’t feel normal
Robinson came off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but the coronavirus is still not done with him. On Tuesday, the Bears wide receiver said he’s still trying to get back to normal after a 10-day quarantine.
Bears receiver Allen Robinson came off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but the coronavirus is still not done with him. On Tuesday, he said he still is trying to get back to normal after a 10-day quarantine.
Robinson, who is vaccinated, said the virus caused him to lose 10 pounds. Coughing at times during an eight-minute interview, Robinson said he needed to test his conditioning this week before the game Sunday against the Giants. It might be Robinson’s last home game at Soldier Field; he’s a free agent at the end of the season.
‘‘Now it’s just trying to figure out where my lungs are at as far as conditioning-wise and stuff like that,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s just about, from a physical standpoint, getting back, seeing where I’m at condition-wise. I mean running. . . .
‘‘It was a beast. Just trying to . . . stack days on top of each other and continue to improve. But getting back into the groove of things hasn’t been easy. It’s not going to be easy, but [I’m] just trying to continue to find a way.’’
Robinson was one of five players the Bears activated from the COVID list Monday. Three players, including defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, remain on it after the Bears brought back practice-squad receiver Isaiah Coulter on Tuesday.
Robinson said he doesn’t get sick often and remembered having a flu in high school. He had a fever, scratchy throat, chest congestion and a stuffy nose last week but didn’t lose his sense of taste or smell.
‘‘All of that is going to be tough for anybody, especially having to get yourself back ready to play a game,’’ Robinson said. ‘‘Losing weight and things like that, it’s all factors in it. Again, I’m getting better, I feel better, so now it’s just kind of trying to stack these days on top of each other.’’