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Rams Brian Allen first NFL participant to check optimistic for coronavirus

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Los Angeles Rams heart, Brian Allen, is now the primary energetic NFL participant to check optimistic for the coronavirus, in keeping with a report on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old stated he began to really feel signs about three weeks in the past, after waking up and realizing he could not odor or style something, in keeping with Fox Sports activities Jay Glazier — who first reported Allen had examined optimistic.

“The very first thing he stated was, ‘I awakened three weeks in the past, I could not odor something I misplaced all sense of odor to the purpose the place I had smelling salts right here, I cracked them open, put them to my nostril and nothing occurred,'” stated Glazier. “Then he misplaced his sense of style. He stated, ‘All I may really feel was texture in my mouth — actually the one sense I had.'”


Allen informed the community it was totally different from every other flu he is had. He stated different signs included complications, a sore throat, and fatigue.

The middle was re-evaluated final week the place he reportedly examined optimistic once more — though he is anticipated to be cleared of the virus this week.

Rams Head Coach Sean McVay confirmed the prognosis and stated Allen is recovering throughout an interview on Fox Sports activities.

“I talked to him yesterday. I am actually glad to listen to he is feeling good, he is wholesome and he is on the highway to restoration,” McVay stated, in keeping with NFL.com. “I believe all of us perceive that the severity of what this has meant for some folks, luckily for Brian, he is on the highway to restoration. I believe he did a fantastic job of letting us know instantly so we could possibly be well timed in our response and ensuring that we did not expose anyone else to that.”

Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen blocks during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland last September. Allen said Wednesday that he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Los Angeles Rams heart Brian Allen blocks throughout the second half of an NFL soccer recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland final September. Allen stated Wednesday that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 three weeks in the past. Allen is the primary energetic NFL participant to acknowledge testing optimistic throughout the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photograph/David Dermer)

Allen, getting into his third 12 months within the NFL, had been coaching and present process remedy for a knee harm on the Rams facility in California. The services have since been closed for the previous two weeks and cleaned totally, a crew spokesperson informed ESPN.

Last month, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton was the first particular person within the NFL to check optimistic for the virus. Payton informed WWL Radio he was cleared per week after asserting his prognosis.


The Los Angeles Chargers final week revealed a optimistic take a look at and signs for unidentified members of their group, however the Rams hadn’t acknowledged Allen’s optimistic take a look at on the time.

Rams basic supervisor Les Snead and coach Sean McVay each dodged the query final week when requested if any members of the group had fallen in poor health.

“Everybody is doing really well,” McVay stated on the time. “There’s been a couple guys that we’ve had some conversations with, but they’re in a good place right now.”

Allen was drafted within the fourth spherical by the Rams in 2018 after taking part in school soccer at Michigan State. He is anticipated to begin this upcoming season.

He began 9 video games for the Rams earlier than struggling a knee harm throughout the crew’s disappointing 9-7 season final 12 months. The Rams had misplaced to the New England Patriots in Tremendous Bowl LIII following the 2018 season.


Allen informed Fox Sports activities that in his case, having COVID-19 wasn’t as dangerous in comparison with what others with underlying well being situations could also be dealing with all through the U.S.

The Related Press contributed to this report