Report: All players, coaches pass COVID-19 tests heading into Week 1 of NFL season
There’s some good news on the NFL front as the league enters the first Sunday of action.
Sunday morning, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that all players and coaches passed their COVID-19 tests on Saturday, indicating that there shouldn’t be any issues with Week 1 games due to the virus. That’s significant news for a sport that many wondered if it could return safely.
Source: All players and coaches passed their COVID-19 tests on Saturday morning and should be good to go today for Week 1, pending the stadium health check. More positive news for the NFL and NFLPA.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 13, 2020
Per Rapoport, all that’s left is for a stadium health check before games start.
The NFL season kicked off on Thursday night with the Houston Texans taking on the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City defeated Houston 34-20.
A total of 13 games will be played on Sunday. Two more games are scheduled for Monday Night Football.