Ninety-five National Football League (NFL) gamers in complete have examined constructive for COVID-19, the gamers’ union stated, with rookies scheduled to report back to their groups on Tuesday and coaching camps opening for all gamers from July 28.
Top gamers voiced their concern and anger on Sunday over a scarcity of COVID-19 security protocols. The NFLPA and the league on Monday reportedly agreed to day by day coronavirus testing for all gamers through the first two weeks of camp.
The newest tally of gamers with a “known positive test” point out there have been 23 new circumstances because the NFLPA’s COVID-19 report final week.
“Our union has been pushing for the strongest testing, tracing and treatment protocols to keep our players safe,” the NFLPA stated in an announcement on Monday.
“The testing protocols we agreed to are one critical factor that will help us return to work safely and gives us the best chance to play and finish the season.” The NFLPA assertion didn’t embody details about plans for testing throughout coaching.
The league is transferring towards a September 10 kickoff for his or her season, with attendance probably restricted at stadiums throughout the nation as a result of coronavirus outbreak.
The NFL informed gamers on Tuesday that there can be no pre-season video games this 12 months, based on media stories.
Major League Soccer (MLS) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), each working out of a “bubble” at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, reported that no new constructive circumstances got here out of their most up-to-date spherical of testing.
MLS is halfway by its “MLS is Back Tournament,” whereas the NBA is ready to renew its season July 30. — Reuters