Kellen Mond’s unvaccinated status puts him at risk for a close-contact absence

NFL: JUL 29 Minnesota Vikings Training Camp
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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins vowed to ensconce himself in plexiglass, in order to avoid testing positive for COVID-19. It didn’t work.

Now that the Minnesota unvaccinated quarterback has tested positive, the question becomes whether an unvaccinated backup will end up being deemed a close contact.

For unvaccinated players, any close contact with an infected person results in an automatic five-day absence. It happened to Cousins in the preseason, when Mond tested positive and Cousins was deemed to be a close contact.

So now Cousins is gone for at least five days, and Mond could be gone, too. Unless Sean Mannion returned from his own COVID diagnosis, Kyle Sloter could be the starting quarterback on Sunday night against the Packers.

6 responses to “Kellen Mond’s unvaccinated status puts him at risk for a close-contact absence

  1. This guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed, if you know the guy you are backing up is not vaccinated and that can give you a chance to play eventually, you have to be the first one in line to get the vax, you have to take that chance, been available when you are needed is your best opportunity to impress your bosses.

  2. I’m a Viking fan since the 60s. The past 3-4 years have gone from hopeful to perplexed to frustrated to angry. The final stage is now apathy. I really don’t care any more. The whole thing is now just stupid and ridiculous. Tear it all down and start over. Maybe I’ll come back. Or maybe I won’t.

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