MEDIA | Chicago Tribune: He was on death’s door after treating some of America’s first coronavirus patients. How Northwestern rallied around a former Rose Bowl starter and doctor who battled COVID-19.

“I was on the night we got the confirmation a person had died,” Ryan Padgett said. “The first case. We had a little huddle amongst the ER doctors. We knew the world was going to change.”

Padgett, 45, became a doctor because of sports. As a teenager, he tore his rotator cuff pitching and injured both knees playing football. At Northwestern, he watched in awe as team physician Howard Sweeney performed a knee replacement.

Read the Chicago Tribune story >