Phillies' Didi Gregorius links COVID vaccine side effect to down year

Phillies' Didi Gregorius links COVID vaccine side effect to down year

9/18/2021 7:30:00 AM

Phillies' Didi Gregorius links COVID vaccine side effect to down year

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius is in the midst of one of the worst seasons of his career, and he’s pointing to at least one difference between this year and last.

"Some people say it’s from the vaccine. I will say it’s likely from that too," Gregorius told the Inquirer."But when you say that, everyone looks at you like you’re stupid because the vaccine is not supposed to be like that or give you that reaction."

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Gregorius said he started to feel the swelling in his elbow after receiving a second dose in April. Even though pseudogout can be treated with medicine, the shortstop said the discomfort has not subsided.YANKS TOSS IT AWAY IN 9TH, FALL TO HAYS, ORIOLES 3-2 IN 10TH

The 31-year-old is in his second season with the Phillies. He’s played in only 89 games and is hitting a career-worst .217 with 11 home runs and a .650 OPS.Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told the Inquirer that pseudogout has"nothing to do with the vaccine," and it was possible the vaccine caused a flare-up of pseudogout that Gregorius may not have known about previously. headtopics.com

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGregorius also had Tommy John surgery before the start of the 2019 season when he was with the New York Yankees. Read more: Fox News »

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Funny how all the sheep Can’t except the fact that there might be problems with the vaccine!