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Kevin Patra of NFL com reported the group, that includes Whitworth, his wife, their kids and his in-laws, contracted the coronavirus after a member of the family headed out to lunch with a good friend.
” It was definitely a scary thing, and [you] realize how infectious this is,” he informed press reporters
Whitworth included he wished to make his story public to showcase how rapidly COVID-19 can spread out from a previously basic interaction, per Patra.
” It doesn’t take much, and it can spread out like wildfire,” he stated.
The most recent numbers from the NFL Players Association show 65 active players have actually evaluated favorable for the coronavirus as of Friday.
Whitworth becomes the second Rams gamer to have his medical diagnosis publicly announced, joining center Brian Allen, who recovered after evaluating favorable in late March.
The 38- year-old Louisiana native signed a three-year, $30 million agreement extension with L.A. in April. He’s expected to stay the starter at left tackle to secure quarterback Jared Goff’s blind side.
His short-term availability might enter into concern, with the NFL still intending to open training school July 28 amid the pandemic.
The league and union stay in conversations about numerous topics that could postpone the start of camp, however, and COVID-19 cases are rising nationwide, to even more complicate the scenario.
Los Angeles is arranged to open the routine season Sept. 13 versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Chandler Maker and Bobby Evans would complete to fill the void if Whitworth is not available whenever the Rams start preparations for the 2020 season.