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Damn, damn, damn, Cam.

Cam Newton has contracted COVID-19 as his most recent test results show a positive result according to ESPN. The announcement was made yesterday directly from the New England Patriots:

“Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine,” the Patriots said in a statement Saturday. “Several additional 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.”

This comes as tough news considering that Cam’s lady has just birthed a baby boy and now he won’t be able to be around either of them for a while.

Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu also tested positive for coronavirus. Obviously, that means that Cam can’t play the highly-anticipated game against the Kansas City Chiefs tomorrow at 4:25pm EST. That said, the league REALLY wants this game to happen because they released their own statement about when this game will be rescheduled…

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1312424272556687362/photo/1

Monday or Tuesday seems VERY fast to play a game after players have been potentially exposed to COVID. Sure, both teams will be tested but is 24-48 hours enough to make players and staff feel comfortable taking the field? We damn sure wouldn’t be playing in such a game and we suspect some players won’t want to roll the dice that soon either.

Prayers up for all infected players. Hopefully, everyone recovers to full strength but a 14-day quarantine is in order so that might mean Cam sitting next week as well.

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