The Los Angeles Rams are the latest team to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday night, the Rams announced that a player had tested positive for COVID-19 which has led to the team facilities being shut down.
The player who tested positive has not been identified, but the team did decide to cancel in-person practice for Wednesday.
“This evening, we learned a Rams player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine and out of an abundance of caution, we are entering intensive protocol,” the team announced.
“Players and coaches will conduct their normal meeting schedule from home. This decision was made in consultation with the NFL and medical officials as the health and safety of the team is our highest priority.”
Statement from the Los Angeles Rams: pic.twitter.com/lcxklfWNzo
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 18, 2020
The Rams are currently scheduled to take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football.
We will have to see whether the positive COVID-19 test alters any plans for the team’s schedule as the week continues.