Multiple Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texas players have recently tested positive for the novel COVID-19 virus, according to numerous sources including NFL Network.
The players have not been in the official team facilities and teams say that they have been properly following the protocols set forth by the league.
“Due to federal and local privacy laws, we are unable to provide information regarding the personal health of any of our employees,”
Despite this statement, it’s still come out that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot is one of those players who did test positive for it, confirmed by the fact that Elliot tweeted about it, questioning whether or not his medical info coming out was a HIPAA violation.
Elliot, and whomever the rest of these two teams positive cases belong to, was not the first NFL player to have contracted the virus and had the public know about it. Previously the Broncos Von Miller had posted about having it, as well as Rams center Brian Allen.
Dr. Sills told NFL Network previously that “We fully expect we will have positive cases that will arise,” and of course that’s a very realistic expectation to have, but the impact that this has going forward on the leagues ability to conduct business as usual, almost entirely depends on how many that number is, and the severity of the cases.