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Two more Tennessee Titans players tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday to bring the total to seven.
ESPN’s Adam schefter The update was reported and six Titans staff members also contracted Coronavirus during the team outbreak.
NFL Announced The scheduled Week 4 game between the Tennessee and Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday will be postponed to a later season.
The Titans shut down their team’s facilities after initial positive tests, and according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, there is no timetable to reopen them:
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NFL Chief Medical Officer Drs. Alan Sills said Thursday that the reopening of the #Titans facility “depends entirely on test results” and requires a period where experts are sure there is no COVID-19 transmission. With two more new positive cases for the players, they are not there yet.
Minnesota vikingsAccording to NFL Network, those who played Tennessee on Sunday had not recorded any positive tests and their Week 4 game was planned for Friday against the Houston Texans. Ian Rapoport.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memorandum to the teams, stating that “there is no unexpected” and urging everyone to “remain diligent” amid the epidemic:
“All our medical experts indicated that as the test becomes more prevalent, we are going to test positive,” Goodell said In june. “The point is, can we explicitly prevent many of them from happening, but other than that, treat them quickly, isolate them, and prevent other personnel from being affected?”
The league made no extra bye week in its standard 17-week regular season, so rescheduled games can be difficult if the league has a more widespread outbreak.
Tennessee’s next game is scheduled for October 11, when it is slated to host the Buffalo Bills at Nissan Stadium.