Saints Alvin Kamara tests positive for COVID-19

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has tested positive for COVID-19, leaving his status for a potential postseason opener next weekend in question, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

After mixed test results, Kamara had a positive test confirmed Friday afternoon, a source said. He has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss Sunday’s regular-season finale at Carolina.

According to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, a player who tests positive is not permitted to return until 10 days have passed since the specimen that tested positive was collected. The earliest Kamara could possibly return is next Sunday, but that is only if his positive test was collected on Thursday.

NewOrleans.Football was first to report that Kamara tested positive and missed practice Friday while awaiting the results of a follow-up test.

 

SOURCE: NFL

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