Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner has tested positive for COVID-19, sources tell NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala.
Conner, a cancer survivor, awaits a second test tomorrow to confirm the positive result.
Kinkhabwala also reports a Steelers assistant coach has also tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Contact tracing will continue within the Steelers organization in the wake of the positive results.
The news comes a day after the team placed defensive end Stephon Tuitt, defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins on the reserve/COVID list.
On Friday, amid a string of positive COVID-19 test results for the Baltimore Ravens, the Steelers’ Week 12 matchup was rescheduled for Tuesday night at 8:00 pm. ET. It was the second rescheduling of the AFC North divisional game this week, which was originally scheduled for Thursday night.
At the moment, Tuesday night’s game remains on as scheduled.
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