Tuesday, April 23, 2024

COVID causes postponement of NFL matches


Share post:

The National Football League has postponed three games this weekend because of Covid-19 outbreaks.

It is the first time this season fixtures have had to be rescheduled because of the virus.

The games to be moved are Cleveland Browns-Las Vegas Raiders, Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams and Washington Football Team-Philadelphia Eagles.

“We have made these schedule changes based on medical advice,” the NFL said.

“We are seeing a new, highly transmissible form of the virus this week resulting in a substantial increase in cases across the league.”

The Cleveland Browns were set to face the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday but will now host the game on Monday.

Cleveland placed about 20 players on the reserve/Covid-19 list last week.

“Although we are unable to disclose specifics, we are fortunate that every member of our organisation who has recently tested positive was vaccinated, the majority of which are currently asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms,” the Browns said in a statement.

The Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams and Washington Football Team-Philadelphia Eagles games were both set to take place on Sunday but will now go ahead on Tuesday. (BBC)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Sunil Narine rules out West Indies comeback for T20 World Cup

Sunil Narine has ruled himself out of a recall to West Indies' squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup...

Taiwan rattled by 6.1 magnitude earthquake amid numerous tremors

Taiwan was hit with a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in the early hours of Tuesday local time (2:32 p.m....

Trump hush money trial was ‘election fraud pure and simple’, prosecutors say

Donald Trump “orchestrated a criminal scheme to corrupt the 2016 presidential election” by covering up an alleged affair...

Nicki Minaj throws item back into crowd after nearly getting hit by object onstage

Nicki Minaj was left unimpressed after a fan threw an object at her onstage. In a video shared by Pop Crave on...