Saturday, October 3, 2020

Patriots Cam Newton Positive For COVID-19

ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The New England Patriots released a statement which said, "Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots players tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19.

We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and our game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority"

If the game is played, backup quarterback Brian Hoyer will most likely make the start for the Patriots. 

Cam Newton has been added to the NFL Football Positive List for COVID-19 and is the first New England Patriot to be added to the list. Visit that link to see all NFL players that have tested positive or have been added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list to date.

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