Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per @FieldYates and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
The quarterback will sit out Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. That game has now reportedly been postponed, according to Schefter. It is expected to occur on Monday or Tuesday.
Patriots-Chiefs game is being postponed and is expected to be played Monday or Tuesday, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
The team has been conducting mass tests to see if there is an outbreak amongst the team but there is no spread as of now, a source told Schefter.
Patriots have been doing mass testing and re-testing and, so far, there is no spread, per source. https://t.co/0XyCkixjgv— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
The team released a statement Saturday, though they did not name the player that contracted the virus.
"Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additonal players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19."
"We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority."
Statement from the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/eSTUukh5vl— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 3, 2020
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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