XFL player tests positive for COVID-19

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A Seattle Dragons player has tested positive for COVID-19, the XFL confirmed today.

The player, whose name has not been released, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, after the XFL announced that it had suspended its season. The player played in the Dragons’ two most recent games, against the Houston Roughnecks and St. Louis BattleHawks.

“The league is alerting players, staff, vendors and partners associated with the Dragons, Roughnecks, and BattleHawks, as this player also participated in the February 29 game in St. Louis,” the league said in a statement to USA Today. “The XFL is monitoring the situation closely and taking every measure necessary in accordance with recommendations set forth by the CDC.”

The player told the team’s medical staff he was feeling ill on Tuesday and was placed in quarantine.

2 responses to “XFL player tests positive for COVID-19

  1. This will turn into more than just one player having the virus. Get your popcorn ready, this is gonna get interesting very quickly.

  2. Gestation period is 4-6 days – best available research as of now. Which means he was almost certainly exposed after the last game. Not sure when they closed their facility, but possibly could have been picked up there. This is where testing a wide range of possible contacts could track down people who might be spreading this thing and get them out of circulation.
    Where are the test kits?

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