Report: Former MSU OL becomes first NFL player to test positive for COVID-19
The first active NFL player has tested positive for COVID-19.
On Wednesday night, FOX’s Jay Glazer reported that Los Angeles Rams offensive lineman and former Michigan State star Brian Allen became the league’s first player to test positive for the coronavirus. Glazer confirmed that Allen was diagnosed several weeks before the report was made.
“I talked to Brian this morning, and he said he got it about three weeks ago,” Glazer said in a post on Twitter. “The first thing he said was ‘I woke up three weeks ago, I couldn’t smell anything. I lost all sense of smell to the point where I had smelling salts here, I cracked them open, I put them up to my nose and nothing happened.'”
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Allen also told Glazer that he lost his sense of taste, he would get really fatigued and was battling sore throats, headaches and stiffness, along with other symptoms. Allen will be cleared on Thursday and has made a full recovery, with the exception of the sense of smell still being absent.
Allen is a former fourth-round draft selection out of Michigan State. He will be entering his third year in the league this season.