49ers promote JaMycal Hasty, two others from practice squad; Tevin Coleman lands on injured reserve →
Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


49ers player practicing in Tennessee tests positive for COVID-19, potentially compromising group

Jun 19, 2020 at 11:38 AM--


The player-organized practices at the Brentwood Academy, just outside Nashville, Tennessee, may have come to an abrupt end. This has been a crazy last couple of days of news for the San Francisco 49ers with two wide receivers, Deebo Samuel and Richie James Jr., suffering injuries that will sideline both for an extended period of time.

It doesn't end there, though. One of the 49ers players taking part in the workouts has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The other players in Tennessee are awaiting their testing results, and won't be allowed to travel until those results are known.


That means the sessions are done, and the 16 players who were taking part may need to isolate themselves for at least two weeks. That is easier for some more than others. Players like quarterback C.J. Beathard and tight end George Kittle live in the area.

"Federal and state privacy laws prohibit our organization from commenting on the personal health of our employees," said the 49ers in a statement issued to the media.

While other players across the league have tested positive for the virus, this is the first instance of a 49ers player testing positive.

Players were not wearing protective face masks in the videos that have surfaced from the sessions. NFL players are expected to begin training camps next month, so it will be interesting to learn what precautions teams plan to put into place to prevent the further spread of the virus among their rosters.

49ers players huddled at the Brentwood Academy (Photo by @brandonaquino on IG)


Below is a list of the 49ers players who participated in the throwing sessions in the Nashville area.


"We are developing a comprehensive and rapid-result testing program," the NFL's chief medical officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said this week via a statement, "and rigorous protocols that call for a shared responsibility from everyone inside our football ecosystem. This is based on the collective guidance of public health officials, including the White House task force, the CDC, infectious disease experts, and other sports leagues.

"Make no mistake, this is no easy task. We will make adjustments as necessary to meet the public health environment as we prepare to play the 2020 season as scheduled with increased protocols and safety measures for all players, personnel and attendees."

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



Watch George Kittle and new 49ers defender Ziggy Ansah practicing at The Greenbrier

By David Bonilla
Sep 23, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers held their first practice of the week at The Greenbrier in West Virginia as the team opted to remain on the East Coast between its back-to-back games at MetLife Stadium. The 49ers beat the New York Jets 31-13 this past Sunday and look to have similar success this weekend against the New York Giants. Tight end George Kittle returned to practice this week. He was limited on Wednesday. Kittle reportedly suffered a sprained MCL and bone bruise during the 49ers' Week 1 loss against the Arizona Cardinals and was inactive against the

Read the Full Article


'He's a hell of a player': Kyle Shanahan confirms 49ers' signing of Ziggy Ansah

By David Bonilla
Sep 21, 2020

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters on Monday afternoon and confirmed that the team has agreed to terms with veteran pass rusher Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah. The 49ers are expected to receive official word soon that defensive end Nick Bosa will be lost for the season after suffering what is strongly believed to be an ACL injury during Sunday's costly victory over the New York Jets. "We agreed to terms with Ziggy," Shanahan said. "Once he passes the COVID test(s) and everything, it should be official, and hopefully, we can get him in here for Wednesday practice." Shanahan was asked what Ansah brings to the 49ers amid the

Read the Full Article


49ers-Giants: Niners name RB JaMycal Hasty as protected practice squad player, bring in others for tryouts

By David Bonilla
Sep 22, 2020

The San Francisco 49ers have named running back JaMycal Hasty as their protected practice squad player ahead of the team's Week 3 matchup against the New York Giants, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. That is a good indication that the 49ers may activate him for the game with Raheem Mostert (knee) and Tevin Coleman (knee) expected to be sidelined due to injuries. The #49ers today protected RB JaMycal Hasty on their practice squad. No other team can sign him to place on their active roster before Sunday's game.— Matt Maiocco

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone