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Sport Broncos DC Ed Donatell back home recovering after COVID-related hospitalization

03:06  19 november  2020
03:06  19 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell , who tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov. 1, is at home recovering after he was hospitalized last week with COVID -19- related symptoms, the team announced Wednesday. Donatell , 63, is feeling better and has begun light physical activity and has Donatell tested positive ahead of the Broncos ' Week 8 game against the Los Angeles Chargers and has been unable to coach among Vic Fangio's staff since. In his second season as the Broncos defensive coordinator, Donatell previously held the same position with the Atlanta Falcons and Green

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell , who tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov. 1, is at home recovering after he was hospitalized last week with COVID -19- related symptoms, the team announced Wednesday. Donatell , 63, is feeling better and has begun light physical activity and has taken part in team virtual meetings, according to the team. Donatell tested positive ahead of the Broncos ’ Week 8 game against the Los Angeles Chargers and has been unable to coach among Vic Fangio’s staff since. In his second season as the Broncos defensive coordinator, Donatell previously

Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell required hospitalization after contracting the coronavirus, according to the team. The second-year Denver DC was hospitalized last week but discharged Sunday, per Mike Klis of 9News. He remains away from the team, recovering at home.

a man holding a baseball glove: Ed Donatell was hospitalized last week but discharged Sunday. © Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Ed Donatell was hospitalized last week but discharged Sunday.

Donatell, 63, has been battling COVID-19 symptoms since Oct. 31 and has missed the past three games. Donatell, who is in his third stint with the franchise, is one of a few Broncos staffers to have contracted the virus. Running backs coach Curtis Modkins did so in October, and offensive line coach Mike Munchak was in the team’s COVID protocol. General manager  John Elway and team president Joe Ellis tested positive for the virus. Elway announced he has recovered, while Ellis has been in quarantine for nearly three weeks and has yet to be cleared to return, Klis notes.

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Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell , who tested positive for the coronavirus on Nov. 1, is at home recovering after he was hospitalized last week with COVID -19- related symptoms, the team announced Wednesday. Donatell , 63, is feeling better and has begun light physical activity and has taken part in team virtual meetings, according to the team. Donatell tested positive ahead of the Broncos ’ Week 8 game against the Los Angeles Chargers and has been unable to coach among Vic Fangio’s staff since. In his second season as the Broncos defensive coordinator, Donatell previously

Denver Broncos linebacker Alexander Johnson revealed that defensive coordinator Ed Donatell was hospitalized last week from complications of COVID -19. We’ re definitely missing him, just his morale and the energy that he has being at practice and always preaching on working on takeaways and stuff like that. So, definitely notice a difference not having him out here.” Patrick Smyth, the Broncos ’ chief communications officer, subsequently tweeted, “ Ed Donatell is at home recovering after being taken to the hospital last week for COVID -19- related symptoms.

Furthermore, the NFL has expressed “serious concern” about the outbreak among Broncos staffers, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. The league and the NFLPA have continued to stress the importance of non-players adhering to the evolving COVID-19 protocols, per JLC.

Here is the latest from the AFC West:

  • The Raiders have been the league’s chief culprits at violating the NFL’s coronavirus policies, and their latest issue — Clelin Ferrell‘s positive test causing half the team’s starting defense to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list — could conceivably prompt the NFL to move another Las Vegas Sunday-night tilt off of prime time. As of Wednesday evening, however, the league has no plans to change the start time for Week 11’s Raiders-Chiefs rematch, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The NFL moved Week 7’s Buccaneers-Raiders game to a Sunday-afternoon window after Trent Brown‘s positive test caused Las Vegas’ starting O-line to miss a week’s worth of workouts.
  • Speaking of Brown, the mammoth right tackle remains on the Raiders’ COVID list. However, a hope exists Brown can receive clearance to resume workouts next week, per Schefter. Brown is naturally at higher risk of developing severe symptoms from the virus compared to most players, due to his weight (380 pounds), but he wants to play again this season. The Raiders have placed Brown on their virus list twice this year, the second time due to a pregame issue in Cleveland resulting in the 27-year-old blocker being hospitalized.
  • While Justin Simmons has not made an issue of his contract since he and the Broncos failed to come to an extension agreement in July, he would prefer to stay with the team, per the Denver Post’s Ryan O’Halloran. The floor for the standout safety will likely be $14M per year on a long-term deal, with five safeties signing deals worth $14M AAV or more since March 2019. Simmons has played every snap for the Broncos this season and ranks as Pro Football Focus’ fourth-highest-graded safety, a year after he landed second on PFF’s list. Citing the pandemic, Simmons said, via O’Halloran, he is grateful for his setup (an $11.4M franchise tag salary). This comes after he expressed disappointment no deal emerged this summer. If the Broncos tag Simmons again, he would be entitled to a $13.7M 2021 salary.
  • Former Simmons secondary mate Chris Harris will return to action soon. The Chargers designated the All-Decade cornerback to return from IR on Wednesday. The team has three weeks to activate him. Harris, who signed a two-year deal worth $17.5M in March, has been out since Week 2 because of a foot injury.

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Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell required hospitalization after contracting the coronavirus, according to the team. The second-year Denver DC was hospitalized last week but discharged Sunday. Donatell , 63, has been battling COVID -19 symptoms since Oct. 31 and has missed the past three games. Donatell , who is in his third stint with the franchise, is one of a few Broncos staffers to have contracted the virus. Running backs coach Curtis Modkins did so in October, and offensive line coach Mike Munchak was in the team’s COVID protocol.

Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell expects to be on the headset Sunday for the first time in six games following an extended bout with COVID -19. Donatell said he had few symptoms initially after his positive test results, but then "on the ninth day I started getting really heavy symptoms'' and he was eventually hospitalized for five days, a stay that came almost two weeks after his positive test. Donatell said beyond the often-talked-about symptoms like fever and body aches, his list of symptoms included insomnia, something he said the Broncos medical staff is still checking on with him and one

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