Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth and his wife Melissa had a first-hand experience battling against the coronavirus. The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue shared in a series of tweets the situation surrounding the entire family contracting the virus from around mid-June to the end of the month.

The cases had varied in degree with some being “nearly asymptomatic” while Melissa's father, Mike, was hospitalized for five days. She stated that Mike has recovered but scar tissue in his lungs has yet to heal. The offensive lineman's wife had apparently gone through a 72-hour period where she “didn't know if she would see her father again.”

The family was infected after a family friend they were in contact with went out with someone for lunch.

Rodrigue added that the Whitworths had experienced symptoms at different times within their 14-day quarantine and although most were mildly asymptomatic, some went through fits of exhaustion even after the symptoms were cleared.

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The couple wanted to “share their experience to emphasize the importance of masks and making careful, empathetic decisions.”  Melissa added that people won't be able to anticipate where they will get the virus saying, “it is everywhere.”

The Rams veteran tackle he is still “positive about the NFL season happening” albeit his wife and other wives of NFL players are on high alert regarding their partners potentially bringing home the risk of infection.

The NFL Players Association has finally gotten the NFL to agree to daily COVID-19 testing for coaches and players, but there is still a ton of apprehension circling the league's upcoming 2020 season.

League officials have also allegedly offered the NFLPA a cancelation of preseason games but safety and precaution are still the top priority of the NFL's top players until now and rightfully so.

They just have to look at the experience of one of their own to know that this pandemic is no joke.