Nov 15, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) against the Buffalo Bills at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Cardinals’ Fitzgerald dropped 9 pounds, updated will fighting COVID

Larry Fitzgerald lost nine pounds and updated his will during his recent bout with COVID-19.

The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver said Thursday his sense of smell and taste haven’t returned.

Because of the symptoms he experienced, Fitzgerald said it was “tough not to be concerned” about his fate.

“I got my estate planning done again, revised my will. I did a lot of stuff,” Fitzgerald said. “When you’re sitting home and watching how many people are dying every day from it, you really re-evaluate things.”

Fitzgerald, 37, was put on the league’s reserve/COVID-19 list on Nov. 26 and activated on Tuesday. He’s expected to be active Sunday against the New York Giants.

“He is a tremendous leader and presence for us, obviously,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “He brings a level of confidence because of what he’s accomplished and what he can do on the field, there’s no doubt.”

Arizona lost to the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots with Fitzgerald sidelined, and quarterback Kyler Murray said Wednesday that the Cardinals’ offense hasn’t been quite right without the future Hall of Fame wide receiver.

Fitzgerald has 43 receptions for 336 yards in 2020.

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