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Packers running back tests positive for coronavirus, reports say – WISN Milwaukee

A member of the Green Bay Packers offense has tested positive for the coronavirus.The NFL Network said the positive test result came back Monday morning.The Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Lambeau Field.In a tweet, NFL Network reporter Tom Peliserro said the Packers will hold virtual meetings as a precaution. He later tweeted it was running back A.J. Dillon, according to a source. The team is conducting contact tracing.Dillon likely had close contact with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and other members of the Packers offense.Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s media availability scheduled for Monday was postponed after the announcement of the positive test result.”Our organization has entered the NFL’s intensive protocol and the player has self-quarantined,” the team tweeted. “We will continue to work with the league on contact tracing as we follow the guidelines of the intensive protocol.”All player meetings will be conducted virtually Monday.”Our focus continues to be on the health and safety of our players, staff and community,” the Packers tweeted. “We will continue to work closely with the NFL and medical professionals and follow their guidance.”The Packers play the 49ers on Thursday night.It’s not yet clear what the implications of the positive test result will be on the team and season.So far, no other players have tested positive.There have been more than 16,200 positive cases in Brown County since the pandemic began.More than 100 patients there have died.

A member of the Green Bay Packers offense has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The NFL Network said the positive test result came back Monday morning.

The Packers lost to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Lambeau Field.

In a tweet, NFL Network reporter Tom Peliserro said the Packers will hold virtual meetings as a precaution.

He later tweeted it was running back A.J. Dillon, according to a source.

The team is conducting contact tracing.

Dillon likely had close contact with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and other members of the Packers offense.

Head Coach Matt LaFleur’s media availability scheduled for Monday was postponed after the announcement of the positive test result.

“Our organization has entered the NFL’s intensive protocol and the player has self-quarantined,” the team tweeted. “We will continue to work with the league on contact tracing as we follow the guidelines of the intensive protocol.”

All player meetings will be conducted virtually Monday.

“Our focus continues to be on the health and safety of our players, staff and community,” the Packers tweeted. “We will continue to work closely with the NFL and medical professionals and follow their guidance.”

The Packers play the 49ers on Thursday night.

It’s not yet clear what the implications of the positive test result will be on the team and season.

So far, no other players have tested positive.

There have been more than 16,200 positive cases in Brown County since the pandemic began.

More than 100 patients there have died.

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