Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen has tested positive for having the coronavirus, according to a report from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.
Allen is the first-known current player to test positive for the coronavirus. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton tested positive last month, but he has since recovered.
Breaking news from @JayGlazer: Los Angeles Rams C Brian Allen is first NFL player to test positive for Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/pkGeD2GHJ2— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 16, 2020
Rams center Brian Allen tested positive for coronavirus, and has experienced slight symptoms, but is feeling much better, ESPN can confirm. @JayGlazer first reported.— LindseyThiry (@LindseyThiry) April 16, 2020
Allen started nine games in 2019 and 13 games for the Rams in 2018. Allen was taken in the fourth round out of Michigan State in 2018.
The Athletic reported that the Rams closed their facility to rehabbing players after Allen’s positive test, but it is re-opened.
The Rams closed their facility to rehabbing players after Allen's positive test but it reopened this week. Allen has not be back at the facility, according to the spokesperson.— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) April 16, 2020
Last week, Rams’ coach Sean McVay hinted that a person in the organization had the virus but indicated that they were no longer in danger.
Last week, Sean McVay was asked if anyone in the organization was personally affected by the coronavirus. His response: pic.twitter.com/psZ3VaoBOv— LindseyThiry (@LindseyThiry) April 16, 2020
UPDATE: The Rams have confirmed Allen’s positive test.
Rams confirm Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago.— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 16, 2020
He is "feeling good, he's healthy and he's on the road to recovery."