Eagles coach tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of clash with Giants

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 22: Philadelphia Eagles helmet sits on a cart during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagle on December 22, 2019, at Lincoln Financial Filed in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles released a statement on Tuesday afternoon stating that a member of staff has tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came shortly after Dave Zangaro reported that it was an Eagles coach who contracted the virus.

This, of course, comes just 5 days after Safety Marcus Epps tested positive and was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list.

The NFL implemented contract tracing in order to find players and staff members who may be at risk following the positive test of another member of the organization. The devices are to be worn during every game and team activity. With symptoms taking up to 14 days to present themselves, it’s a really good sign that the system is working, even through it is of course concerning that another member of the team has the virus.

The Eagles are set to play the New York Giants this Sunday on the back of a bye week. Hopefully both Marcus Epps and the affected coach make a full recovery.

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