The Patriots produced one other constructive COVID-19 check Sunday morning, in accordance with a number of stories
Their Monday night time kickoff in opposition to the Broncos remains to be set for five:02 p.m., per ESPN.
The constructive check surfaced from a spherical of exams taken Saturday. The check is from a participant, in accordance with Sports activities Illustrated.
The Pats returned to their facility Saturday after coach Invoice Belichick shut it down for 3 straight days. The NFL closed Gillette Stadium down on Sunday after the constructive check. Following the workforce’s final recognized constructive check, Stephon Gilmore’s on late Tuesday night time, Sunday’s outcome follows the everyday incubation interval for COVID-19 of four-to-five days, which means it’s attainable Gilmore contaminated a teammate in the course of the journey to Kansas Metropolis on Monday.
The Patriots’ first constructive check surfaced 9 days in the past with quarterback Cam Newton. After Newton went on the workforce’s COVID-19 reserve checklist Saturday, Oct. 3, the NFL postponed the Pats’ upcoming street recreation on the Chiefs sooner or later. Gamers and coaches took two separate planes to Kansas Metropolis that Monday morning and returned later that night time after a 26-10 loss.
Throughout that point, dozens of Pats shared shut contact with Gilmore, who examined constructive lower than 24 hours after the workforce returned to New England. Gilmore, like Newton, has since been in isolation.
Pats gamers met with reporters on Saturday for the primary time because the facility was shut down. Cornerback Jason McCourty voiced vital displeasure and mistrust with the NFL and NFLPA after how they dealt with the workforce’s journey to Kansas Metropolis and Gilmore’s ensuing constructive check.
“Between the gamers, the coaches, the administration, the workers, it’s as much as us to maintain each other, to ensure bodily we’re all set, be certain that mentally as a result of I believe exterior of right here the folks that don’t need to stroll in our constructing — whether or not it’s the league workplace, whether or not it’s the NFLPA — they don’t care,” McCourty mentioned.
“We’re making an attempt to get video games performed and we’re making an attempt to get the season going. For them, it’s not about our greatest curiosity, or our well being and security,” McCourty went on. “It’s about what can we make protocol-wise that sounds good, appears good and the way can we go on the market and play video games. I believe what I type of discovered personally all through this example is it will be as much as us as people on this constructing to simply actually maintain each other.”
On Sunday morning, after the fourth constructive check was introduced, a number of Pats gamers reacted to the workforce’s newest constructive check social media.
Left deal with Isaiah Wynn tweeted: “Caught Up within the Rapture.” The McCourty twins tweeted an image of a Bible verse: “For we speak by religion, not by sight.”
It’s attainable the Patriots will select to not play Monday, regardless of the NFL’s reported insistence on having them kick off in opposition to Denver.