Kyler Murray, Pete Carroll To Miss Five Days After Positive COVID-19 Test

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Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury announced to reporters that quarterback Kyler Murray has tested positive for COVID-19. Per PFF’s Ari Meirov, Murray will miss the next five days of training camp practice with minor symptoms. A spokesperson for the Seattle Seahawks released a statement on Monday stating that Head Coach Pete Carrol has also tested positive for COVID-19.

“Yesterday, Head Coach Pete Carroll tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and experiencing mild symptoms, while remaining at home. Carroll remains in contact the coaching staff and will participate in team meetings virtually until he returns to the facility.”

COVID-19 first took the world of sports by storm in 2020, with several sports leagues suspending their seasons. Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren also suspended the 2020 college season for the conference due to the viral COVID-19 outbreak. Warren claimed to have received death threats over the initial decision.

The NFL and NFLPA agreed to suspend COVID-19 protocols this past off-season, stating it was due to encouraging trends regarding the prevalence and severity of the virus.

“Based on current encouraging trends regarding the prevalence and severity of COVID-19, the evolving guidance from the CDC, changes to state law and the counsel of our respective experts, the NFL and NFLPA have agreed to suspend all aspects of the joint COVID-19 Protocols. We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of players, coaches and staff, as we have throughout the pandemic.”

Per the memo sent to all NFL teams, if an individual experiences COVID-19 symptoms, they’re directed to report to the club medical staff and will need a negative test to return to the club facility. Players — or staff — who test positive must now isolate for five days after a positive test.