One Titans participant examined optimistic for the coronavirus in testing outcomes returned Wednesday morning, in response to the NFL. That new optimistic take a look at got here along with the eight confirmed optimistic take a look at outcomes for the Titans — together with three gamers and 5 different workforce personnel — returned Tuesday, constituting the primary coronavirus outbreak on an NFL workforce this season.
The league regarded Wednesday’s one optimistic take a look at as an encouraging improvement and a sign that, and not using a wider unfold of the virus among the many Titans, the league doubtless may proceed with taking part in the Titans-Steelers recreation throughout Week four of the season, in response to a number of folks accustomed to the state of affairs.
Transferring the sport to later within the season additionally had been talked about among the many potentialities. However Wednesday’s testing outcomes elevated the possibilities that the sport could be moved again by solely a day or two.
The Minnesota Vikings had no optimistic checks within the testing outcomes returned Wednesday, the league additionally confirmed.
The Titans and Vikings, who performed one another Sunday in Minneapolis, shut down their amenities and suspended in-person workforce actions Tuesday after the eight optimistic checks by the Titans. The Vikings have had no optimistic take a look at outcomes since Sunday’s recreation.
The Vikings are scheduled to play Sunday in Houston towards the Texans. The league continues to plan for that recreation to be performed Sunday as scheduled.
The testing outcomes returned Wednesday got here from checks carried out Tuesday.
The Titans introduced Tuesday that that they had positioned defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, lengthy snapper Beau Brinkley and practice-squad tight finish Tommy Hudson on the workforce’s covid-19 reserve checklist, which could be utilized for gamers who take a look at optimistic or for these discovered by way of contact-tracing strategies to have been uncovered to the virus.