Report: Ezekiel Elliott Among Several Cowboys and Texans to Test Positive for COVID-19by Yitzi Grunwald June 15, 2020 0 comments
The COVID-19 pandemic has struck Texas football.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Ezekiel Elliott and several other Texas-based NFL players have contracted COVID-19.
#Cowboys star RB Ezekiel Elliott is one of the players who has tested positive for the Coronavirus, his agent Rocky Arceneaux confirmed to me. Arceneaux said Elliott is feeling good.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
Rapoport added that none of the players are believed to have been at their team facilities.
Several #Cowboys players & several #Texans players have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, sources tell me & @TomPelissero. None of the players are believed to have been in their team facilities. The teams followed proper health protocols.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2020
The exact number of players that contracted the disease is unknown but Elliott’s agent, Rocky Arceneaux, confirmed that his client is among those to test positive.
According to the report, both teams did follow proper health protocols. Texas is currently experiencing a major rise in new cases over the past several days including setting highs of new cases in six of the past seven days.
There are currently 27,537 estimated active cases in Texas with 1,843 new cases on Sunday, June 14.
Elliott is reportedly feeling good but the team couldn’t discuss his status due to privacy laws.
One of the best running backs in the league, Elliott has added 5,405 yards and an average of nearly 100 yards per game over the course of his career.