I'm not an MD, but the risk is not sudden myocarditis in a student-athlete who gets Covid but does not realize he has damaged his heart and then dies of sudden cardiac death.
The risk is a student-athlete who gets Covid and does realize he has damaged his heart and now, no NFL teams is interested. Millions of potential income foregone.
We all feel (if one has a heart at all) the chagrin of watching Tyrone Prothro shatter his tibia and realizing he would be lucky to walk without a limp, but that his NFL career was likely over. I'm choking up typing this even now after all these years. I would hate to see a Bama starter get Covid this season, and find out in three months that he has permanently damaged his heart or lungs and that the NFL is a dream he will never see and maybe living past 50 will be a challenge. Not trying to be melodramatic. I just don't know the possibilities and risks.