Alvin Kamara confirmed positive for COVID-19

NFL: DEC 25 Vikings at Saints
Getty Images

Saints running back Alvin Kamara will miss Sunday’s regular-season finale and may miss time in the postseason as well after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Saints were holding out hope that Kamara’s initial positive test was a false positive, but he has now been re-tested and confirmed positive, according to multiple reports.

That means Kamara is definitely out on Sunday against the Panthers and would need to remain in isolation 10 days, which would keep him away from the team until the wild card round of the playoffs.

The Saints have clinched the NFC South and are still competing for a first-round bye. If the Saints beat the Panthers, the Packers lose to the Bears and the Seahawks beat the 49ers, the Saints will have a first-round bye. If the Saints lose, the Seahawks lose or the Packers win, the Saints play in the wild card round.

Backup running back Latavius Murray will take Kamara’s place in the starting lineup.

35 responses to “Alvin Kamara confirmed positive for COVID-19

  1. Yikes, that’s a rough time to get covid.

    Isolate for the playoffs, dudes. The visit isn’t worth your postseason.

  2. rest up and recover fast brother. thanks for the fantasy title last week ::wipes brow::

  3. 6 touchdowns
    Mark off the beast 3 6s = 18
    Add in todays date january 1st
    =19 aka covid 19
    My guess is some ol new Orleans swamp inhabitor put a hoax of bad ju ju on ths saints

  4. This is why players and coaches should be among the first to receive the vaccine. Owners too since they’re all old.

  5. amaf21 says:
    January 1, 2021 at 5:40 pm
    This is why players and coaches should be among the first to receive the vaccine. Owners too since they’re all old

    ——————————————

    To keep football going let’s give them the vaccine while people who really need it get passed up because of football ?

    Bad idea sir

  6. amaf21 says:
    January 1, 2021 at 5:40 pm
    This is why players and coaches should be among the first to receive the vaccine. Owners too since they’re all old.
    _—————

    Oh for sure. Athletes are more important than vital front line health care workers. Good thinking.

  7. Cue the Vikings fans claiming Kamara was involved in the bounty. Or was it the Miracle? So hard to keep track.

  8. 10 days since sample collection; the sample was collected Thursday so Wild Card Sunday would be day 10.

  9. Doesn’t matter Drew Brees and the Saints will do what they always do and lose in the playoffs anyways. With or without Kamara

  10. Following protocols this would mean he is ineligible if they draw the Saturday wildcard game but eligible if Sunday. My hunch is the Saints will be scheduled for Sunday.

  11. Not to state the obvious but’s it’s apparent that Brees does not always lose in the playoffs.

  12. Get ready for the Saints fans blaming Covid for the loss. They always have some excuse why they choke.

  13. Has anyone in all of professional sports that has tested positive for COVID died?

  14. I just hope he stays heathy and lives to fight another day. My wife and I have been on LOCK DOWN
    for many months. We miss our family and friends but not enough to DIE TO MEET THEM. So far so cool. They have come to our way of thinking. I miss them because life is a long road… I would like my steps to last longer thank you.

  15. Without having the Vikings to knock them out of the playoffs, and no Kamara, the Saints will have to lose the old fashioned way- being excessively predictable, trying to distract foes from the fact that they’re rolling out the skeletal remains of Drew Brees by trotting out Taysom the Trick. (Hint: it’s a running play.)

  16. Saints fan hear. The craziest thing in all this… Kamara would be eligible to return the Sunday of wild-card weekend. The NDA schedule maker person for wild card weekend could dramatically affect the odds. If they schedule the saints Saturday Kamara can’t play. But with a Sunday game he plays. We of course hope they somehow get the 1 seed and they’d be off wild card weekend. But to me it’s nuts that the schedule maker can decide if the saints have Kamara available.

  17. Wait a minute…if the saints win and the packers lose, the packers still win the head to head tie breaker.

  18. Kamara won’t be missed during the wildcard round of the playoffs, because the Saints won be playing in that round. GEAUX SAINTS!

  19. hoodbridgeboy says:
    January 1, 2021 at 8:40 pm
    Has anyone in all of professional sports that has tested positive for COVID died?

    12 22 Rate This
    —————————————————-
    No, but Ryquell Armstead, Jags RB, has had significant respiratory issues costing him the season and leaving him with chronic lung issues possibly.
    There are also high risk players, such as James Conner who has cancer.

  20. why so much hate on saints? the good news one of the best quarterbacks of the superbowl era is gonna have to carry his team for one more battle. i will embrace this fact and root for drew- i think they’ll treat this game as a late pre-season game- get the offense tuned up and ready for the real game a week later. the odds of home field are not worth playing brees in the second half regardless.

  21. Nobody is talking about his health. Just playoff implications. Shows a lot about how concerned people are with the virus.

  22. hoodbridgeboy says:
    January 1, 2021 at 8:40 pm
    Has anyone in all of professional sports that has tested positive for COVID died?

    ——————

    Yes. Shobushi Kanji. 28 years old

  23. officerjamesjones says:
    January 1, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Yikes, that’s a rough time to get covid.

    Isolate for the playoffs, dudes. The visit isn’t worth your postseason.

    —————————————————————————–

    Not just the player. That extends to your wife, kids, family, whatever. Every player should act like a pro and self-bubble, make sure anyone in their inner circle does as well, and you get to play in the playoffs. Or you could just roll the dice for both you and your teammates.

  24. Ironic how it turns out. They need kamara to increase chances to win the game, get #1 Seed (If Pack also loses to Panthers & Seahawks beat 49rs). But since they won’t have him, they are less likely to win & will need him on wildcard weekend.

    Best wishes to him & hopefully, he doesn’t develop symptoms.

  25. HagemeisterPark says:
    January 1, 2021 at 9:54 pm
    Wait a minute…if the saints win and the packers lose, the packers still win the head to head tie breaker.

    ———————————————————————-

    If the Seahawks also win, the Saints take the 3-way tiebreaker.

  26. Roger Goodell was somehow involved in Kamara getting six TDs against our great Vikings defense!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.