An unidentified San Francisco 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
The San Francisco 49ers have had an eventful couple of days dealing with numerous freak injuries, but the latest news regarding the team is perhaps the most eventful development yet.
As first reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, an unnamed 49ers player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. This comes following a meeting between 16 players who were working out together in Nashville.
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Unfortunately, since the other players working out with the unidentified player may have been exposed, they will be forced to quarantine for the standard two weeks.
For those who live around that area such as quarterback C.J. Beathard and tight end George Kittle, this shouldn’t be as challenging. But for the vast majority of the players who attended the workout, this will certainly be an inconvenience.
Which 49ers players were in attendance for the workout in Nashville?
The majority of the Niners’ offensive skill players attended the workout including all four quarterbacks on the roster, nine of the team’s wide receivers, tight ends Kittle and rookie Charlie Woerner, and fullback Kyle Juszczyk.
The nine wide receivers in attendance were Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Kendrick Bourne, Trent Taylor, Jalen Hurd, Dante Pettis, Jauan Jennings, Chris Finke, and Shawn Poindexter.
While multiple NFL players have tested positive for COVID-19, this is the first reported instance of a 49ers player testing positive.
The 49ers released a statement to the media detailing their concern for their players.
"“Federal and state privacy laws prohibit our organization from commenting on the personal health of our employees.”"
The remaining players who were at the workout were all tested this morning following news of the unnamed player’s positive result, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. They are all awaiting their results at the time of writing.
The 49ers’ workout in Nashville isn’t an exclusive thing for the organization. Since teams have been unable to meet in person this offseason, players have been organizing their own workouts together.
That’s exactly what took place in Nashville.
Here’s to hoping that anyone affected makes a full recovery and that the Niners’ players could resume their workouts again shortly.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.