The medical director of the Association of NFL players (NFLPA) has recommended to the players, Saturday, not to train together to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“In light of the increasing cases of COVID-19 in some States, our medical consensus is that players should not train together in private,” said Dr. Thom Mayer in a press release for the NFLPA.
“As much as possible, our goal is to keep all players and their families healthy in the coming months.”
Some quarters-back in the league, including Tom Brady, Daniel Jones and Sam Darnold, have organized workouts with teammates recently.
Two players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been declared positive at the COVID-19 Saturday.
Dr. Mayer therefore asks the players to be careful and patient in waiting to be able to train in a safe environment.
“We are working on a protocol that will reduce the risk in the facilities of the teams, so much for training camps for the regular season,” added Dr Mayer.
Despite the progression of the pandemic in the United States, the NFL still plans to authorize the opening of training camps at the end of the month of July.