Los Angeles Rams: Center Brian Allen tests positive for coronavirus

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Brian Allen of the Los Angeles Rams tested positive for the corona virus. The center announced this itself. He is the first active NFL player known to be infected with Covid-19.

Allen (24) reported his illness FOX Sports A spokesman for the Rams confirmed the diagnosis later on Wednesday. Allen said he had mild symptoms, but he’s feeling a lot better now.

Allen is preparing for his third NFL season and was in the offseason at the Rams training complex to recover from a knee injury. He said he had felt the symptoms three weeks ago.

The Rams had since closed and thoroughly cleaned their training complex. This week, players who need to take rehab measures returned to the training complex. All NFL team facilities are closed these days and may only be entered by players and supervisors for the purpose of rehabilitation measures.

Allen explained to FOX Sportsthat he had lost his sense of taste and smell, had a sore throat, fatigue and headache. He is expected to be healthy in the coming days.

Brian Allen’s first known corona case among NFL players

Only the previous week, head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead were asked if there were any corona cases in the team. McVay just said that there were a few “conversations with a couple of guys, but everyone was in a good mood”. Snead, in turn, declined to answer, “I won’t say anything about that.”

Apart from all, no corona cases of active NFL players are known yet. Only Sean Payton, the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, and an unknown member of the Los Angeles Chargers have so far tested positive in connection with the football league. Two other members of the Chargers are said to have shown symptoms.

Allen was a four-round pick in the 2018 draft and took on the starter role as a center in 2019 before suffering a knee injury after nine games, which meant the end of the season for him.



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