[Updated] Cam Newton Tests Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss Sunday’s Game

Cam Newton has tested positive for coronavirus.

The diagnosis comes ahead of the Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs game this Sunday — which Cam will not be participating in.

The game has since been postponed.

via TMZ:

Newton tested positive on Friday night — and according to the team, he immediately entered self-quarantine. The team says no other players or staffers who came in close contact with Cam have tested positive at this point.

The game was supposed to be one of the marquee matchups for the NFL this weekend — it’s being marketed as Cam Newton vs. Patrick Mahomes, two massive stars.

Now, 31-year-old Newton will likely begin a lengthy quarantine process — and we assume he’ll be tested daily (maybe multiple times a day) for the foreseeable future.

Newton is far and away the biggest NFL star to test positive for COVID since the season began. During the preseason, multiple superstars including Ezekiel Elliott and Von Miller had it.

Just last week, several players and staffers from the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID — forcing the NFL to postpone their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, originally scheduled to go down on Sunday.

The Patriots vs. Chiefs game has officially been postponed, according to the NFL. The league is hoping to reschedule to either Monday or Tuesday.
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