The NFL may still be up against its toughest COVID-19-related challenge as an explosion puts both teams on hold for individual club activities during the week. According to Tom Belicero of the NFL Network, The Tennessee Titans COVID-19 had three new player positives and five new employee positives. Since they played Minnesota Vikings On Sunday, both teams will suspend all individual club activities starting Tuesday.
According to DSP Diana Rusini of ESPN, A league source on Tuesday said they would “close Tennessee until Saturday”, meaning none of the Titans coaches or players will be in the building. As for the Steelers, they are getting ready to play on Sunday until they say otherwise. The Titans coaches have told players they will be ready to face the Steelers even if they can’t physically meet as a team until Saturday’s rehearsal. According to Mike Garofolo of the NFL Network.
Following this statement, the Titans Issued a statement Confirms that they received several positive tests.
“Following the NFL protocols on the COVID-19 virus, the organization has decided to work remotely today with caution.
The NFL and NFLPA released their own statement, saying both the Titans and the Vikings were working closely with the league to deal with this potential storm.
“On Tuesday morning, the Titans Covit test results showed three new player positives and five new staff positives. Both clubs, including our epidemiologists, work closely with the NFL and the NFLBA. All decisions will be made with our primary concern for health and safety.
The Titans say they need to “confirm” the positive tests, as the league has already handled a number of false positives in this office. Back in August, A total of 77 positive tests for COVID-19 were repeated for 11 teams. After further study, it was concluded that these were false positive tests, and that all the original tests were reactivated with each sample returning negative for corona virus. John R. Cohen, MD, Managing Director of Bio Reference Labs, NFL Testing Partner, Issued a statement This explains why these false-positives were due to isolated pollution in a New Jersey laboratory.
“We are in contact with the NFL regarding the positive COVID-19 tests with the Tennessee Titans,” the Steelers report read, To Mike Karafolo of the NFL Network. “We have been told to continue until we are notified of our game preparations for Sunday’s game.
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