The Atlanta Falcons are in turn grappling with an outbreak of coronavirus, as four positive cases were identified in their workforce on Thursday.
This was indicated in the morning by the ESPN network, adding that the facilities of the club concerned are temporarily closed. The identity of those affected has not been released. Obviously, the presence of people declared positive for COVID-19 may compromise the presentation of the next game of the Falcons who are to visit the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
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The NFL could decide to postpone this clash, as it has done for other parties in recent weeks. Some teams – including the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots – have seen their schedule changed because of the spread of the coronavirus among their players.
2020 is a particularly tough year in Atlanta, where quarterback Matt Ryan remains winless after five games. A few days ago, the organization fired general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn. The latter has been replaced by Raheem Morris on an interim basis.