A Kansas City Chiefs strength and conditioning coach has tested positive for coronavirus, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who tweeted this report from his official Twitter account late Saturday morning:
There are no new positives in Tennessee nor New England, but there are now two other positive tests: one for a practice squad player in Chicago, but Bears have been closed since Thursday night, and a strength and conditioning coach in Kansas City, per source. Tracing is ongoing.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2020
The Chiefs are currently scheduled to play the Las Vegas Raiders at Noon Arrowhead Time on Sunday. It is unclear how this could impact the game, but the expectation at this point is it would go off as scheduled — so long as there are no further positive tests.
The positive tests for a Bears player and a Chiefs staffer were first reported by @AdamSchefter. But again, source says no "further issues" expected at this point.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) October 10, 2020
The NFL is already dealing with scheduling issues stemming from a coronavirus outbreak among players and staff of the Tennessee Titans, which caused Sunday’s Titans-Buffalo Bills matchup to be moved to Tuesday night.
For that reason, the Week 6 Bills-Chiefs matchup originally slated for Thursday Night Football was moved to next Sunday, but it still could revert back to this Thursday if there are more positive tests in Tennessee.
We will keep you updated with the latest here at Arrowhead Pride.