dangolka (CBS) — The Patriots managed to play their sport on Monday night time in Kansas Metropolis, however they’re not out of the woods simply but. With an indeterminate incubation interval for COVID-19, it nonetheless stays doable that one or a number of of Cam Newton’s shut contacts finally ends up testing constructive for the virus.
For now, although, the Patriots are within the clear. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported after the Patriots’ loss to the Chiefs that all the Patriots’ COVID-19 assessments got here again unfavourable on Monday.
Assessments that your entire Patriots’ touring get together took this morning earlier than its journey to Kansas Metropolis got here again tonight and all people on the journey examined unfavourable, per supply. Three days after Cam Newton examined constructive, no different Patriot has to date this week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2020
That a lot might need been assumed, as a result of 48 gamers plus a whole teaching employees had been all on the sector for the sport in opposition to the Chiefs. But Schefter’s reporting appeared to point that the lab assessments got here again both throughout or after the sport, with no constructive proven. That ought to come as welcome information throughout, however particularly for the Chiefs, who will need to have had some uncertainty about taking part in in opposition to a staff for which the beginning quarterback examined constructive simply three days prior.
In fact, the unfavourable assessments are extraordinarily constructive information for the Patriots, who — together with the NFL — are hoping in opposition to hope that the virus is contained to only Cam Newton. That the quarterback is reportedly asymptomatic offers the staff some hope that this situation finally ends up being a minor blip within the season.
On the identical time, given all the pieces that docs know (and don’t know) about this coronavirus, it’s not but time to exhale in aid. Taking a look at both the Tennessee Titans outbreak or the outbreak among the many White Home inside circle, it’s clear that some folks don’t produce constructive assessments for COVID-19 till days after publicity. Any gamers and coaches who had been in shut contact with Newton on Friday can’t really feel full aid till two weeks have handed, most probably.
For now, although, all stays good when it comes to the Patriots’ management of the coronavirus.