Three days after his positive test for COVID-19, reports share that Cam Newton is still asymptomatic. He has not developed any symptoms so far, which is a good sign. Should things remain this way, he could be back on the field in no time!
NFL rules state that asymptomatic players can return after five days if they test negative twice more than 24 hours apart during that five-day window and receive clearance from their team doctor. This means that Newton could return to the field later this week, if all goes well until then.
Unfortunately, Newton was not able to play in Monday night’s road game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which originally was scheduled for Sunday. Instead, both Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham played and contributed to the team’s loss to the raging champions. The good thing is that no other player has tested positive for the virus and Newton should be able to return soon:
After the game, coach Bill Belichick was not really open to discussing the loss or Newton’s status at the moment. All that he said was this:
“It was disappointing. We had some opportunities tonight and we were not able to take advantage of them. I think they have a good football team and had opportunities. We competed hard. We just did not make enough plays. We need to play better. We turned over four times and we had too many penalties. We just did not play good enough.”
And about Newton, he added:
“I think we have done everything right and everything we are supposed to do. It is in the hands of the medical people here.”
We hope that Newton will be able to return to his team this week and that he will be ready to play this weekend when the Patriots face the Denver Broncos!