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Sports After playing in 49ers game, Packers linebacker Krys Barnes tests positive for COVID-19

00:05  07 november  2020
00:05  07 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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A # 49 ers player tested positive Tuesday and contact tracing underway to determine any close contacts there. No additional members of the Green Bay Packers tested positive for COVID - 19 Tuesday REPORTS: Packers game still on schedule after 49 ers report positive COVID - 19 test .

The San Francisco 49 ers returned a positive COVID - 19 test on Wednesday, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports reported. The facility will reportedly be closed immediately. The positive test comes a day before their scheduled home game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers were able to complete their game Thursday night at San Francisco, but their first week battling COVID-19 ended much like it began.

Rookie inside linebacker Krys Barnes tested positive for COVID-19, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to PackersNews, part of the USA TODAY Network. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Barnes, who played 23 snaps against the 49ers before leaving with a calf injury, was asymptomatic Friday, the person said.

Barnes’ positive test was first reported by NFL Network.

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Despite positive COVID - 19 tests for both the San Francisco 49 ers and Green Bay Packers this week, the NFL will move forward with Thursday Night Football. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the game is slated to be played as scheduled after there were no additional positive tests from

After the 49 ers received the ball to start the third quarter, Darnell Savage shot the gap to tackle running back JaMycal Hasty for a 1-yard loss. San Francisco had to punt after back-to-back incompletions. The Packers converted three third downs on a nine- play , 80-yard drive to start the second half, beginning

It is the second positive COVID-19 test the Packers have had this week, following rookie running back A.J. Dillon’s positive test Monday. Barnes shares a linebacker position room with fellow rookie Kamal Martin, who was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week because he was ruled to be a high-risk exposure to Dillon.

a person wearing a helmet: Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Krys Barnes (51) against the Minnesota Vikings on November 1, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. © William Glasheen, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Krys Barnes (51) against the Minnesota Vikings on November 1, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

Running back Jamaal Williams was also unavailable to play Thursday because he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a high-risk exposure.

The Packers will conduct contact tracing to determine if any other players were around Barnes enough to be considered high-risk exposures.

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he 49 ers had zero positive COVID - 19 tests returned, NBC Sports Bay Area's Jennifer Lee Chan reported Thursday. The Washington Post's Mark Maske reported that the game will be played as scheduled and not postponed. No new positive test results for the Packers or 49 ers , source says.

Niners receiver Kendrick Bourne has tested positive for the coronavirus, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted, prompting the Players on both teams are now dealing with positive COVID - 19 results, but Thursday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49 ers “remains on as

Coach Matt LaFleur is scheduled to speak with reporters on a Zoom call at 4 p.m. CT.

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