FILE PHOTO: Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford tosses against the Atlanta Falcons during their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, October 26,2014 REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett
( Reuters) – The Detroit Lions removed quarterback Matthew Stafford from the COVID-19 reserve list and positioned him on the active roster on Tuesday after validating his test result was a false favorable.
The 32- year-old had actually been put on the list recently, suggesting he had either evaluated positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with someone who had actually contracted the virus.
The Lions stated Stafford never ever had actually COVID-19 and had returned 2 unfavorable coronavirus tests before the false positive. His following three tests were all unfavorable.
” To be clear, Matthew does not have COVID-19 and never has actually had actually COVID-19 and the test in question was a False-Positive,” the Lions stated in a declaration. “All of Matthew’s family have actually been tested and everybody is negative.”
Stafford had his streak of 136 straight regular-season starts snapped last season due to a back injury.
The NFL’s 2020 project begins on Sept. 10 with boosted measures in place to reduce the spread of the unique coronavirus, however many gamers have actually currently chosen to pull out mentioning security issues.
Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford