The coronavirus has found its way to yet another NFL team.
A player on the New Orleans Saints has tested positive for COVID-19, according to ProFootballTalk. The player was reportedly on the Saints’ team flight, and those who were in contact with him are currently receiving their own tests.
Per source, the Saints, who are in Detroit, have a player who has tested positive for COVID-19. Testing currently is occurring of those who were in contact with the player, who was on the flight from New Orleans.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 4, 2020
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer later reported the same thing.
The Saints are currently scheduled to play the Detroit Lions on the road on Sunday, but a positive coronavirus could force one more scheduling tweak for a league that is facing the realities of playing a season during a pandemic this week.
COVID-19 reaches fourth NFL locker room this week
For a while, it looked like the NFL was, against all odds, pulling it off. The league reached the end of Week 3 with no known coronavirus infections during the season among the hundreds of players on its 32 teams.
And then Week 4 began.
First, the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings had to shut down their facilities after several members of the Titans tested positive following their Week 3 game. 16 members of the Titans in total have tested positive, though the Vikings appear to have avoided infection.
Days later, positive tests on both the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, including Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, forced the NFL to delay another game to at least Monday or Tuesday. No other Patriots players have reportedly tested positive, so that game might at least avoid a multi-week delay.
Whatever the NFL does to handle this weeks Saints-Lions game, it will be the third time this week it has had to rush into action following a coronavirus infection. And there is absolutely no guarantee that this is going to be the final COVID-19 episode of a season that is suddenly looking quite long.
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