Bears Reportedly Could Have More COVID-19 Issues Coming (UPDATE: Everyone Sent Home)

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Bears Reportedly Could Have More COVID-19 Issues Coming (UPDATE: Everyone Sent Home)

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As the United States saw its first 100,000+ case day of the pandemic, the rise in cases could take on an increasingly local feel, as far as the Chicago sports go.

We know that offensive lineman Jason Spriggs (who had been filling in for injured tackle Bobby Massie) has tested positive for COVID-19, and that the fellow lineman Germain Ifedi has been shut down as a close contact. But it could be worse than that:

As we’ve seen time and again with this virus, once it’s in the door, the challenge in limiting the spread is significant. We’ll see what comes out today, and just have to hope that everyone is safe.

As for the implications for a roster already decimated by injuries, well, it ain’t good.

UPDATE: This is concerning:

UPDATE II: Center Cody Whitehair has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19:

It’s worth relaying that Whitehair did not practice with the Bears on Wednesday, and hasn’t done so in the last two weeks while nursing a calf injury.

UPDATE III: Whitehair’s initial still must be confirmed. Until then, he won’t go on the reserve/COVID-19 list.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.