Packers running back AJ Dillon has tested positive for COVID-19.
First of all, let’s hope Dillon is OK and recovers quickly and that the Packers don’t get any other positive tests in the coming days.
According to Pelissero, players were tested prior to Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, but the results weren’t known until either late Sunday or early Monday. Dillon had five carries against the Vikings.
Up to this point, the Packers hadn’t had a positive COVID-19 test during the regular season.
Pelissero also noted that the Packers will hold meetings virtually today as a result.
What this means for this week’s game remains uncertain. Green Bay is set to play the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football.
Players will continue to be tested throughout the week. As Dillon played on Sunday, there will be concern that there will be more positive tests in the coming days.
If there are no more positive tests between now and Thursday, we can assume the game will go ahead as planned. However, it’s also possible the game could be postponed until later in the week. The NFL has already moved a couple of games so far this season, so postponing the game to Sunday, Monday, or even Tuesday could all be options if necessary.
If the game is unable to be played this week, rescheduling could be an issue as the Packers have already had their bye week. But that’s a question for another day as we don’t yet know whether the game will go ahead on Thursday as planned or not.
More importantly, we wish Dillon a speedy recovery and that he is OK, and that nobody else on the team tests positive.