Update: Matt Ioannidis is the player who tested positive
Washington DL Matt Ioannidis placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, per the transaction wire. https://t.co/kAbiOhiphh— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) November 17, 2020
The Washington Football Team spoke highly of the fact that their team did not have any players test positive for COVID-19 during the season. Head Coach Ron Rivera attributed it to discipline. Rivera himself was high risk this year as he went through chemo therapy for his cancer diagnosis.
It seemed inevitable that a player would test positive during this long season, and that reality has now happened. The team announced today that an undisclosed player has tested positive for COVID-19, and immediately self-isolated after getting the results. His close contacts were also told to quarantine.
This is the first player to test positive during the season, but Washington rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden said he tested positive in May and TE Logan Thomas was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list during training camp.
The team has entered the NFL's intensive protocols and will limit player access to their facilities. All meetings will be virtual this week. Players will be required to wear masks at all times on the sidelines for Sunday's home game against the Bengals unless they are hydrating.
Statement from the Washington Football Team: pic.twitter.com/LT48g5XJUN— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 17, 2020
The player was reportedly not with the team in Detroit, and is on injured reserve.
The Washington Football Team is going into intensive protocols after a player was confirmed positive for COVID-19, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 17, 2020
The player hasn't been in the facility the past three days and didn't travel for Sunday's game at Detroit.
The Washington player who tested positive for COVID-19 is currently on injured reserve, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) November 17, 2020
In other COVID-19 news for the Washington Football Team, there will once again be no fans at FedEx Field. The team announced yesterday that fans will be prohibited due to increased COVID-19 cases in the area. Around 3,000 fans were allowed in the stadium for the Giants game two weeks ago. That could be the only game all season open to the public.
We have been continuously monitoring the evolving health situation in the DMV region. After careful consideration & working in close coordination with health officials in PG County, we have decided Sunday’s game will be played without fans in attendance.https://t.co/VEhDNkmt4S— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) November 16, 2020
And here it is; no fans this week: pic.twitter.com/3UsubatSQG— John Keim (@john_keim) November 16, 2020
If you still want to see the team live, you can always try Jerry's World on Thanksgiving...