Mike Tomlin reveals Steelers have had two positive COVID-19 tests
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin revealed that two players on the team have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Brian Batko of the Post-Gazette Sports, the two players that did test positive weren’t around the facility when they were found to have it.
Mike Tomlin says the Steelers have had two COVID-19 positive tests within their team, going back to the spring, but those players have been away from the training facility in Pittsburgh.
— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) June 23, 2020
Tomlin did add that the two players that tested positive are okay now, which is good news. The fact that two Steelers players tested positive is newsworthy, but there is probably a good chance some more players on the team will test positive as the weeks and months go on.
Even with all the actions that happened to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus, with cases starting to tick up, the NFLPA recently announced their recommendation t0 stop all workouts with other teammates:
“Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts,” Dr Thom Mayer said in the statement. “Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months.”
Even though teams aren’t allowed to work together at the team’s practice facility, a lot of leaders of teams have taken it upon themself to get everyone organized to work out at a local high school or college.
The hope now for everyone is they can find a way to work out together, and if someone does test positive as the Steelers had, they can isolate them quickly without it spreading to other teammates.