Laurent Duvernay-Tardif gave the opportunity to help the Kansas City Chiefs safeguard their Super Bowl title last season for the opportunity to place his physician certification to use in aiding battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following a year from football and light apparently toward the finish of the passage in the fight against COVID, Duvernay-Tardif is getting back to football appreciative for the encounters he had in the course of the most recent year.

“A year ago, I was trading my football helmet and pads for a hospital gown and a pair of gloves,” Duvernay-Tardif wrote in a post to his Instagram account. “This experience transformed me such that I never suspected would be conceivable. I met remarkable individuals that made such countless forfeits and dealt with our weak ones with such a lot of energy and commitment. Those attendants, orderlies, and specialists had me understand the effect of treating and really focusing on patients.

“It’s now time for me to transition back into football but there is no doubt that those 10 months working part-time in a long-term care facility will help me become a better physician. Thank you all for your sacrifices and your hard work.”

Duvernay-Tardif has a Doctorate in medication and a Masters Degree in medical procedure from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine, where he graduated in May 2018. He’s spent the most recent year working in a drawn-out care office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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