French tennis star Ugo Humbert revealed his doctors told him there might be a connection between the vaccine and the issues with which he was dealing late last year. After losing in the Toronto first round, Humbert took the COVID-19 vaccine.
Humbert appeared in four more events and, after picking up four consecutive defeats, he decided to put an end to his 2021 season. Humbert underwent testing to determine what was the reason for some of the issues with which he was dealing but the tests revealed nothing.
The doctors confirmed the issues could have been a negative reaction to the vaccine but nothing can be said with certainty.
Humbert: Nothing can be said with certainty
"It's very difficult to say. I'm absolutely not a doctor.
I did all the possible tests, and we found nothing. It was crazy. The doctors said there might be a connection with the vaccine, but it was useless to keep searching, because we don't know exactly know enough about the vaccine yet," Humbert said.
"But then 10 days after my shot in Toronto, of course I had played a lot, but ater 45 minutes or one hour, I had cramps everywhere, and at the end of the season it was very tough for me to practice. After an hour I was exhausted.
I had to stop for three weeks. "I also reacted again to COVID when I was in Australia. I think my body had not recuperated enough." In September, fellow French tennis player Jeremy Chardy said he was dealing with a "series of problems" after receiving his shot.
Humbert was asked whether he talked with other French tennis players about the matter. "No, I'm not the only athlete. I also heard others talking about it, and I know it can happen. I was part of that situation, but I really want to forget about all this. There were tough times. I prefer not to talk about it anymore," Humbert added.