Throughout a gamers off day Monday, Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore declared himself prepared to return to work.
On Instagram, Gilmore posted a brief video of himself forcing a fumble within the Pats’ 26-10 loss at Kansas Metropolis with the caption: “Able to be again in motion.”
Gilmore examined constructive for COVID-19 hours after the Pats returned from Kansas Metropolis final week. He was instantly positioned on the crew’s COVID-19 reserve listing and tweeted that he was asymptomatic. To be able to be activated, Gilmore should obtain approval from a crew doctor and both produce two unfavourable PCR assessments separated by 24 hours or wait 10 days.
In accordance with Pats cornerback Jason McCourty, Gilmore was “feeling superb” as not too long ago as Saturday. As soon as he’s eligible, the Patriots can activate Gilmore with out making any corresponding roster transfer.
Per NFL guidelines, gamers contaminated with COVID-19 can return 10 days after their preliminary constructive take a look at no matter whether or not they proceed to show signs or are asymptomatic, pending medical approval. Gilmore’s 10-day wait would expire Friday, when the crew is tentatively scheduled to carry its ultimate follow forward of Sunday’s recreation towards the Broncos.
Gilmore missed the Patriots’ most up-to-date follow final Saturday. The following day, defensive deal with Byron Cowart examined constructive for the virus and have become the fourth participant to land on the Pats’ COVID-19 reserve listing, following Gilmore, practice-squad defensive lineman Invoice Murray and quarterback Cam Newton.
Cowart’s take a look at pressured the NFL to postpone the Pats-Broncos for a second time and shut down the crew’s facility.