Another Packers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
It’s been a rollercoaster week for the Green Bay Packers, starting on Monday when running backs AJ Dillon and Jamaal Williams, and inside linebacker Kamal Martin were all placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Despite that, as well as multiple San Francisco 49ers players also being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the game went ahead on schedule last night despite many believing the right thing to do would be to postpone it.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Packers had another positive COVID-19 test today. Schefter notes that the player played in the win over the 49ers last night. This means it’s not one of the three players already on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
With the team flying to and from California together in the past couple of days, this is a tough situation for the Packers. They will almost certainly have to shut the facility over the weekend. With the team not playing for another nine days, that might’ve made sense anyway.
We should anticipate more players being added to the reserve/COVID-19 list in the coming days. Obviously, the player who tested positive will be added to the list, but it’s hard to imagine there won’t be at least a couple of close contacts who will also be added to the reserve/COVID-19 list.
There aren’t too many details right now, but there will certainly be some serious questions asked about whether this game should’ve indeed been played or postponed until later in the week.
Most important of all, let’s hope everyone is healthy and OK. For the Packers, the good news is that there is still a nine-day gap before they are next scheduled to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The game being played at home also helps.
This will be something to watch closely in the coming days as more information becomes available.