The coronavirus continues to plague all sports in the world and the NFL is no exception. Just a few hours ago it was confirmed that the Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton, tested positive for COVID-19 heading into the game against the Chiefs. Therefore, just a few minutes later, the league decided to postpone the match scheduled to be played tomorrow. And he said that now it could be played on Monday or Tuesday.
“The game between New England-Kansas City, scheduled for this Sunday at 4:25 pm ET, will be rescheduled for Monday or Tuesday. After having detected some positive cases of COVID-19 in both teams, “confirmed the NFL through a statement. Now, the result of the new tests must be awaited to know if there are new infections in both franchises. And from there determine what happens to the game.
NFL will follow strict protocol
“In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, conduct additional testing, and monitor development. All decisions will be made taking into account the health and safety of the players, the team and the game day personnel as our main consideration, “the NFL said in the same statement, where it outlines the plans to follow.
Coronavirus already postponed the game of Titans
Cam Newton’s is not the only case in the last hours within the NFL. The Titans were another team affected by the coronavirus, as five of their players tested positive, the last confirmed on Thursday, in addition to more infections in the staff of the Tennessee team. This forced his Week 4 game against the Steelers to be postponed, with no date yet for its celebration.
“The decision to postpone the match was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and staff on match day. The facilities of the Titans will remain closed and the team will continue without conducting face-to-face activities until further notice, ”the NFL detailed in a statement. Now, we will have to wait the next few hours to find out if there are no new infections in another franchise.