Lions take away Stafford from reserve/COVID-19 listing after false-positive check

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been faraway from the reserve/COVID-19 listing, the NFL group introduced on Tuesday.

The Lions mentioned Stafford returned a false-positive check following two damaging coronavirus exams final week, whereas insisting the 2014 Professional Bowler by no means contracted COVID-19.

Stafford was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 listing on Saturday.

“Immediately we eliminated Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR listing and onto the Lively Roster,” the Lions mentioned in an announcement.

“Because of a False-Optimistic check end result, he was pressured because of NFL/NFLPA protocols to take a seat out till he acquired two damaging exams. His testing sequence for the Pre-Entry interval was: damaging, damaging, False-Optimistic. The following three exams had been all damaging. 

“To be clear, Matthew does NOT have COVID-19 and by no means has had COVID-19 and the check in query was a False-Optimistic. Additionally, all of Matthew’s household have been examined and everyone seems to be damaging.”

The Lions are scheduled to open their 2020 season in opposition to the Chicago Bears on September 13.

Revealed 05 Aug 2020, 06:12 IST