Von Miller tests positive for COVID-19

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An NFL star has tested positive for COVID-19.

Broncos pass rusher Von Miller has a confirmed case of the disease, his agent told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP, is one of the biggest names not just in the NFL but in all of the United States to test positive for the disease, which has claimed the lives of more than 30,000 Americans.

According to the report, the 31-year-old Miller is resting at home, feeling OK, and planning to speak publicly tomorrow.

Miller is the second active NFL player to confirm he has tested positive, after Rams center Brian Allen did so yesterday. Saints coach Sean Payton has also recovered from the illness. Two former NFL players, Orlando McDaniel and Tom Dempsey, have died from COVID-19.

The coronavirus pandemic has put much of American life on hold, and that includes the NFL, which is conducting offseason work and the draft virtually, rather than in person. For a well-known and well-respected player like Miller to take positive may hammer home to other NFL players just how serious this is.

22 responses to “Von Miller tests positive for COVID-19

  1. Get well soon…and pray you don’t have any pre-existing conditions…stay strong!

  2. This is actually a decent dude. Sons met him couple of years back in Arlington. But even if he wasn’t you don’t wish this on anyone. Wishing a speedy recovery and being the face of something public maybe help some folks recognize how real this is.

  3. Dak and Zeke, take note. Covid-19 does not care how far you can throw a football or how fast you can run.

  4. Von I know you will come out on top in your battle with this bio-weapon. It totally messed with the wrong dude. Get well and stay safe!

  5. If he recovers, the good news is that he has less risk of getting it again, at least this season, although the science is not 100% certain about immunity.

  6. Fortunately, Von caught something that almost everyone recovers from. I bet most of us had over these past 4 months and never even knew it.

  7. Dak’s just checking who was on his big party, er, I mean quiet dinner guest list last weekend.

  8. How do you play a season with this virus out there? If your star player is out 2 weeks with COVID-19 at minimum, what does that do to your chances at winning? If COVID-19 is in a locker room that’s at least a quarter of your roster out for a minimum of 2 weeks. Or will teams chance it and say play through it and infect others? There’s an incentive to do that for a coach that job hangs in the balance.

  9. That’s a good question though… Why was he tested? He feels fine?

    Looking like a bio weapon… Keep that crap away from me.

    Hope he comes through ok but his lungs will be scarred.

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