NFL: Elliott, several Cowboys and Texans players contract COVID-19
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is one of a number of NFL players in Texas who have actually checked favorable for the coronavirus.
NFL Network reported Monday that multiple gamers for the Houston Texans and Cowboys evaluated positive. Pro Football Talk later reported 4 total gamers between the 2 teams checked positive for the novel coronavirus.
Elliott’s agent, Rocky Arceneaux, verified his customer evaluated positive. The Cowboys provided a statement regarding privacy laws that prohibit the team from supplying additional details.
” Due to federal and regional privacy laws, we are not able to provide information concerning the personal health of any of our staff members,” the release said.
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Elliott himself appeared to be disturbed with the details getting out, tweeting “HIPAA??” in reference to the Medical insurance Portability and Responsibility Act that governs privacy of medical details.
In subsequent tweets, Elliott composed that Arceneaux “just validated” the favorable test, and that his representative “didn’t break the story to the media.”
HIPAA does not apply to media reporting of injuries or health status, consisting of injury reports, but safeguards players from having their details shared by medical service providers and insurance companies.
Teams have actually not been training together this offseason, with access to facilities restricted to coaches and gamers recovering from injuries needing rehabilitation.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller formerly checked favorable for COVID-19 however stated just recently he has actually fully recuperated.
Elliott, who turns 25 in July, is a three-time Pro Bowl choice and two-time NFL rushing champ (2016, 2018).
The NFL is scheduled to open training school on July 28. The Cowboys are among 4 teams not required to report on that day and can report earlier to prepare for the preseason opener in the Hall of Fame Video game scheduled for Aug. 6 in Canton, Ohio.
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