Davie, Florida- Miami Dolphins Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick It will test positive for COVID-19 and will not be available at the finale of the regular season on Sunday. Buffalo Bills, Source confirmed on ESPN.
The team announced that he was on the Reserve / COVID-19 list Thursday afternoon.
Dolphins and the NFL conducted the first contact tracking for which high-risk close contact had not been determined as of Thursday afternoon, sources told ESPN, but the process continues. Fitzpatrick practiced fully on Wednesday and was not mentioned in the injury report, but did not practice on Thursday afternoon. This shows that a positive COVID-19 test is a recent surprise.
Dolphin safety Eric Rowe Coach Brian Flores said he informed the team about the situation at Fitzpatrick during the Zoom meeting.
“It hurts. He’s the leader of our team. He brings energy,” Rowe said. “I’m sure it’s worse for him because he loves games and no one wants to get infected with COVID. So you have to move forward.
“COVID is real, with or without symptoms. I just pray for symptoms or not giving it to my child.”
rookie Tuatago Viroa In Dolphins’ first quarterback, Fitzpatrick was asked to play twice in the fourth quarter, comparing Flores with the role of “9 reliefs.”Fitzpatrick led Dolphins to a 26-25 comeback victory Las Vegas Raiders On Saturday, a 34-yard heave combined with a 15-yard face mask penalty set a field goal to win the game.
Signed by a dolphin Jake Ludock He is expected to be on the roster of 53 on Thursday, and he will be backing up Tagovailoa on Sunday.Tagovailoa, Ludock, practice team quarterback Reed Sinette I practiced completely on Thursday.
The NFL Network first reported a positive test for Fitzpatrick.
Dolphin Clinch the playoff berth If you win the bill.They can still playoffs with losses, but they will need losses from either Cleveland Browns (versus Steelers Team break key starter), Indianapolis Colts (versus Jaguar) Or Baltimore Ravens (versus Bengals). Bills, who won the AFC East but was able to get the second (third) seed based on the results of the 17th week, was crazy about whether to play the starter.
Fitzpatrick, who has never played off in his 16-year career, is at risk of missing the playoffs if he participates in Dolphins’ first playoff game. Asymptomatic players who test positive for COVID-19 must wait at least 10 days before rejoining the team.
This means that Fitzpatrick will be able to return to the team on Sunday, January 10th, only if he travels away from the team via private transport to participate in the game. This season’s Wild Card Weekend will feature three playoff games on Saturday and three on Sunday.
Fitzpatrick, 38, was the starter of the season 4-3, throwing 2,091 yards with 13 touchdowns and 8 intercepts.
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Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19, Out vs. Buffalo Bills, by source
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30629629/miami-dolphins-qb-ryan-fitzpatrick-tests-positive-covid-19-vs-buffalo-bills-per-reports Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19, Out vs. Buffalo Bills, by source