Blog post by Marica Micallef
Daily Mail UK published an article entitled: “French No 1 Gael Monfils blames adverse reaction to Covid booster for his recent withdrawals, with 35-year-old citing ‘health glitch’ as compatriot Jeremy Chardy also struggles after getting vaccinated last summer.”
The article reads:
“Gael Monfils has revealed his withdrawal from recent tournaments is due to a probable adverse reaction to his third dose of coronavirus vaccine.
The Frenchman has not played since a one-sided loss to Swede Mikael Ymer in Montpellier three weeks ago and will not represent his country in Davis Cup next week.
Monfils, 35, is hoping he will be able to return for the Masters tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami next month.
Writing on Twitter, Monfils said: ‘Hello everyone, I wanted to give you some news following my recent withdrawals from tournaments. I suffered a small health glitch (probably following my third dose of vaccine).
‘On the advice of my doctor, I decided to take some time to rest. So unfortunately, I will not be able to play the Davis Cup next week. I hope to be able to return to the United States.‘
Monfils, ranked 25, made a strong start to the season, winning his first title for two years in Adelaide and then reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.”
So here we have another athlete who is admitting that the Covid-19 vaccine has caused him an adverse reaction, with the media, unbelievable but true, reporting it.