Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald Says He Redid His Will After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2020

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald missed the last two games after testing positive for COVID-19, and he took his diagnosis seriously.

"I got my estate planning done again, revised my will. I did a lot of stuff," he told reporters Thursday. "When you're sitting home and watching how many people are dying every day from it, you really reevaluate things."

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Larry Fitzgerald said he didn’t really focus on his playing future. He was more focused on the immediate future “like staying alive."

He also discussed his symptoms from the coronavirus:

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Larry Fitzgerald said he feels a lot better now since, but still can’t taste or smell anything due to COVID. Added: “There were a couple days I didn’t feel great.” He dropped about 9lbs, and with all the free time he had, he re-did his will https://t.co/mfQuOqJZBE

Fitzgerald was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday and is expected to play in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Fitzgerald's absences were rare for one of the most durable players of generation.

The 37-year-old is in his 17th year in the NFL and only missed six regular-season games entering this season. He hadn't missed a single game since 2014 until the COVID-19 diagnosis.

Arizona struggled without him, falling to 6-6 after a hot start to the season.

Though Fitzgerald has seen his numbers decline in recent years, he still has helped the offense with 43 catches for 336 yards in 10 games. Only DeAndre Hopkins has more receptions for the Cardinals this year, while the veteran's 20 first-down catches remain valuable.

Fitzgerald currently ranks second in NFL history in both career receptions (1,421) and receiving yards (17,419) and is sixth in receiving touchdowns (120).


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