Broncos GM Elway, team president Ellis positive for COVID-19
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The novel coronavirus has reached the highest levels of the Denver Broncos organization with general manager John Elway and team president Joe Ellis testing positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The Broncos said in a statement that both Elway and Ellis have minor symptoms but are "doing well' and will continue to work from home and in self-isolation and participate in virtual meetings while their health is monitored. The team saidThe Broncos said in a statement that both Elway and Ellis have minor symptoms but are "doing well' and will continue to work from home and in self-isolation and participate in virtual meetings while their health is monitored.
Denver Broncos general manager and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Tuesday.
Broncos chief executive officer Joe Ellis also tested positive for COVID-19.
Both Elway and Ellis received their results Tuesday after experiencing "mild symptoms" Monday and undergoing testing, the team said in a statement. Each one is working from home while self-isolating.
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The Broncos already have had multiple staff members affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell and offensive line coach Mike Munchak missed Sunday's win against the Los Angeles Chargers while in the COVID-19 protocol, and running backs coach Curtis Modkins missed two games after testing positive for COVID-19 in October.
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Denver also canceled its practice last Friday after a player tested positive for COVID-19. Starting right guard Graham Glasgow was placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.
The team said, however, it did not have reason to believe the newest cases were a result of any internal spread.
"Based on a review of contract tracing data with the league, we are confident these cases originated independently outside team facilities," the Broncos said in a statement. "There were minimal close contacts identified for each (no players or coaches), and those individuals have been notified."
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