Here’s all the information we have regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic
-Earlier today, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen the NFL still plans on releasing its full, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2020 by May 9th. The source also explained that schedule adjustments will be made as needed, and contingency plans are currently being discussed. Commissioner Goodell said, “The NFL is planning to play. That’s our hope, and that’s our planning to date.” The first regular-season game of 2020 is scheduled for September, 10th 2020.
-Yesterday, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that Los Angeles Rams Center Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson for the Rams later confirmed the diagnosis. Allen is the first NFL player to test positive for Coronavirus. Rams’ Head Coach Sean McVay spoke with Allen who reported he is “feeling good, he’s healthy, and he’s on the road to recovery.”
-On Wednesday, league sources told ESPN that a member of the Chargers’ organization tested positive for Coronavirus and two other people associated with the team are showing symptoms of the disease. A team spokesperson said team owner Dean Spanos, general manager Tom Telesco and head coach Anthony Lynn are not among those who tested positive or showed symptoms. The two employees who showed symptoms of the disease have not tested positive for COVID-19.
-Sources told The Athletic that “there is rising optimism that this season might be saved.” According to Sam Amick, there is real optimism the season can be salvaged, but the keys are extreme schedule flexibility and players buying-in to the idea of completing the season by any means necessary. At this time, Amick is saying that Coronavirus testing remains an issue throughout the league.
-On a Teleconference call earlier today, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said that all three members of the organization that tested positive for Coronavirus are now feeling better. Bednar said, “As far as I know, they’re all doing good and back with their families. Those guys are lucky and were lucky there wasn’t anything too serious with their symptoms. They were able to come through it without any major complications.” Back on March 28th, the Avalanche released a statement informing the public that two players had tested positive for Coronavirus.
-The Athletics’ Minor League manager has been taken off a ventilator and is now breathing on his own as he continues to fight Coronavirus, his fiancee said earlier today. Manager Webster Garrison has been hospitalized in his home state of Louisiana during this time. Garrison had reportedly been on a ventilator for about three weeks. Nurse Nikki Truedeaux wrote that “he is doing just great!
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