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As the NFL continues ahead with plans to hold the season as typical throughout the coronavirus pandemic, details are emerging about how the league will manage gamers who test positive for COVID-19
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the NFL is modifying the injured reserve rules in 2020 to position gamers who contract the infection on IR for 3 weeks. The classification will allow for players to receive their regular incomes while allowing groups to utilize an open lineup area to add another athlete.
Florio keeps in mind the modifications have actually not been completed.
League owners are arranged to meet via teleconference on Friday and could vote on the proposal then.
” It’s unclear what will take place if a player on the COVID-19 list can’t return after three weeks, at which time he will be qualified to return to practice. He should be gone back to the active roster within 3 weeks after that, or he will go back to IR (absent an injury settlement).
” The goal will be to keep the roster strong and to prevent shutting players down for the complete season. The broader objective will be to keep the league from collapsing if groups suffer break outs that shut them down.”
The report comes almost an hour after Houston Texans star JJ Watt tweeted a variety of outstanding questions gamers have in regards to preserving their health and safety after numerous gamers association calls.
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In the interest of having everybody on the very same page in terms of what we know and do not understand at this time, here are a few things I have actually learned being on 4 NFLPA employs the last two weeks with hundreds of other players.
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Amongst Watt’s issues is the concept the NFLPA has not gotten a “legitimate” transmittable illness emergency action strategy.