NFL: Sunday's Titans-Steelers game postponed after Titans' coronavirus outbreak
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The NFL announced Wednesday that Sunday’s game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers is postponed after at least nine members of the Titans tested positive for coronavirus, marking the league’s first breakout since the season began Sept. 10.
The NFL issued a statement confirming the news just a day after the Titans suspended all in-person activities following a number of positive cases.
TITANS SUSPEND IN-PERSON TRAINING AFTER NFL’S FIRST CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK; 3 PLAYERS, 5 PERSONNEL TEST POSITIVE
“The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel,” the statement read.
The NFL has considered rescheduling the Week 4 matchup as early as Monday or Tuesday but it will be contingent on the test results.
On Tuesday it was revealed that three Titans’ players and five team personnel tested positive after playing the Minnesota Vikings over the weekend.
“Both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA, including our infectious disease experts, to evaluate close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments,” the NFL said in a statement.
On Wednesday morning, another player on the Titans had tested positive while the Vikings had no positive cases, the NFL Network reported.
This is a developing story; check back for updates.
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