49ers Close Facility; Lions Place QB Matthew Stafford on Reserve/COVID-19 List
The San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions are the latest teams to deal with COVID-19 related issues.
First, SF wide receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Niners closed their facility as a precaution earlier in the day due to test results.
Then, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for player’s who either test positive for conoravirus or has been in quarantine after coming in close contact with a COVID-positive person or persons.
Teams are not allowed to disclose why a player is placed on the list.
Stafford could rejoin the team for their Week 9 game, per Schefter.
Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford is considered a “high-risk, close contact” from a non team member, per source. His last contact was Monday, which means he would be eligible to come off the Resvere/COVID list Sunday and play vs. the Vikings, pending negative tests for him, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 4, 2020
As of publication, both team’s games are still on as scheduled for Week 9.
San Francisco battles Green Bay on Thursday Night Football. Meanwhile, the Lions head to Minnesota for a divisional clash on Sunday.