These Ten Vikings Have Been Placed on the Reserve COVID-19 List
NFL teams can't say whether a player has tested positive for COVID-19 or if they have just been exposed someone who has tested positive, but these ten players are on the team's Reserve COVID-19 List.
Per the league's agreement with the player's association, teams are not permitted to comment on player's medical status other than referring to his roster status. Once placed on the list, players will remain there until they are medically cleared to return to action.
As of today, the Minnesota Vikings have the most players on the list. Ifeadi Odenigbo is the latest Vikings starter to join the list.
The National Football League has cancelled the entire preseason schedule, wit the hopes of being able to keep the standard 17-week regular season in tact. As of this moment, the Minnesota Vikings would open the 2020-21 regular season in Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium against the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday, September 13th.
Earlier in the week, Vikings defensive lineman Michael Pierce -- who the Vikings acquired via free agency from the Baltimore Ravens announced that he will be opting out of the upcoming season. NFL players have that choice this season amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Pierce suffers from chronic asthma, and is concerned about that underlying condition's possible combination with a COVID-19 infection.
The Minnesota Vikings have also confirmed that Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman tested positive for the virus as well. Sugarman is also the team's infection control officer. Several members of Sugarman's immediate family tested positive over the weekend.
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