dangolka (CBS) — NFL gamers will begin their coronavirus testing upon reporting to staff amenities within the coming days. Already, although, a number of dozen gamers have examined optimistic for the virus in the course of the pandemic.
The NFLPA reported that 59 NFL gamers have recognized optimistic assessments to this point.
The quantity the NFLPA had beforehand reported was 95 gamers, although the union corrected that quantity on Tuesday to take away non-players throughout the league who had examined optimistic.
The earlier quantity included all recognized positives throughout the league, together with employees, and has now been up to date to incorporate solely gamers.
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) July 22, 2020
TMZ reported on the numbers, stating that sources indicated that the league is anticipating “large numbers” for optimistic assessments as gamers present up for coaching camp.
“With gamers and employees beginning to report and get examined, there’s the expectation that the variety of optimistic assessments will probably be within the a whole lot,” one supply informed TMZ.
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— NFLPA (@NFLPA) July 20, 2020
In a sport like soccer, the place shut contact is unavoidable, the NFL will want a rock-solid plan on dealing with these optimistic assessments, so as to forestall a widespread proliferation of the virus that would put the complete 2020 season in jeopardy.