Players checking positive for the coronavirus is going to belong of sports coming back. That seems unavoidable.

The NFL understands this and declares to have the best plans in location to react to favorable tests moving forward.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, about 10 groups have actually had at least one player test positive for COVID-19.

From ESPN.com:

Around 10 NFL groups have reported positive coronavirus tests for at least one of their players, a source informed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, triggering the NFLPA to launch the statement.

The NFL and NFLPA share a database that updates each time a team reports a favorable test, and there’s been an uptick over the last 2 weeks. Groups can administer tests for gamers who were currently rehabbing injuries in the team center, hence permitted to be there, or when a player divulges signs.

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that it is difficult to envision an NFL season with gamers being in a bubble environment.

” Unless players are basically in a bubble – insulated from the community and they are tested almost every day – it would be really tough to see how football is able to be played this fall,” Fauci stated Thursday on CNN.

” If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.”

The NFL’s Chief Medical Officer, on the other hand, thinks the right strategies are in location.

” Dr. Fauci has actually determined the important health and security issues we and the NFL Players Association, together with our joint medical advisors, are resolving to reduce the health danger to players, coaches, and other essential workers,” Dr. Allen Sills stated in a statement.

” Make no mistake, this is no easy task. We will make modifications as essential to satisfy the general public health environment as we prepare to play the 2020 season as arranged with increased protocols and safety procedures for all gamers, workers, and participants. We will be flexible and adaptable in this environment to get used to the infection as required.”

The NFL is presently scheduled to start the preseason in August with Week 1 of the routine season set for Sept. 13.