Dallas Cowboys operating again Ezekiel Elliott has examined constructive for COVID-19 however is “feeling good,” his agent confirmed to NFL Network‘s Ian Rapoport.
At the least two Dallas Cowboys gamers and 4 Houston Texans gamers have examined constructive for coronavirus, an individual with data of the outcomes instructed USA TODAY Sports activities‘ Mike Jones. The particular person spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t licensed to disclose the medical data.
Ezekiel Elliott is likely one of the few NFL gamers identified to have contracted COVID-19, becoming a member of Denver Broncos exterior linebacker Von Miller and Los Angeles Rams middle Brian Allen. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton revealed in March that he had examined constructive for coronavirus.
NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills stated in May that the league was nonetheless working to develop processes for dealing with cases of the virus in gamers, coaches and employees.
“We totally nicely anticipate that we are going to have constructive instances that come up,” Sills stated. “As a result of we predict that this illness will stay endemic in society, it should not be a shock that new constructive cases come up. Our problem is to establish them as rapidly as attainable and stop unfold to another contributors. We’re working very diligently on that, and we’ll have some detailed plans at a later time.”
NFL gamers usually are not but permitted to return to workforce services. Solely those that are rehabbing accidents have been granted entry.
Ezekiel Elliott, 24, has been a key catalyst for the Dallas Cowboys’ offense since his arrival in 2016. He has been chosen to the Professional Bowl in three out of 4 seasons and has the very best profession dashing yards per recreation common (96.5) of any energetic participant.