Case Keenum, the Cleveland Browns QB has been found COVID-19 positive. Nick Mullens is on track to start against the Raiders. It appears that the viral outbreak in the Cleveland Browns team refuses to die out soon and lingers to strike key players within the team.
It appears that along with QB Case Keenum, Baker Mayfield also returned positive earlier in the week. They are now on the reserves and Nick Mullens is now scheduled to start against the LA Raiders in Saturday’s contest.
Other than Case Keenum, 4 of the Browns’ defensive players A.J. Green, Corner, Ronnie Harrison along with Grant Delpit, safety, and Jacob Phillips, linebacker, have all come out positive for the virus. This brings the number of players affected in the Browns lineup to 20.
Regardless of the slew of positive reports, there is no indication that Cleveland’s match against the Las Vegas team might be postponed, canceled, or moved. It would need more positive tests before it reaches that point.
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Roger Goodell, the NFL Commissioner echoed the report as he said this Wednesday that there hasn’t been any discussion regarding the rescheduling of the game. The NFLPA wants the game postponed and has pitched strongly for it.
A source for the Cleveland Browns said that they were surprised that they were being made to play the game despite Case Keenum and other players turning out positive for COVID-19. He said that Derek Carr and his team would defeat them easily.
The news about the positive results from the virus tests has come amidst a memo released by the NFLPA and NFL with updated protocols for COVID-19. Under fresh protocols, players can rejoin from quarantine faster if they stay asymptomatic.
Under the new testing policy in place in the league, individuals can return to action as early as a day post the first positive test. This leaves Care Keenum or Mayfield to still make it back in time for Week 16. This was reiterated by Kevin Stefanski, head coach, who said that he was not ruling out either of the players who have tested positive.