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Patriots Star Stephon Gilmore Says He Is Ready To Be Back In Action
October 13, 2020
Stephon Gilmore tested positive for the coronavirus recently, causing him to have to go into quarantine for a while.
With the regular season on its way, Stephon doesn’t want to miss any games with his team. He hopes to be back on the field soon, which is something that he made clear on social media by posting this:
For one, we know that the Patriots really benefit from Gilmore so they want to see him back at work as soon as possible. Head coach Bill Belichick spoke about the players on his team that have tested positive, mentioning that they can return after 10 days of no new positive tests:
“I think what you’re going to find is, if a person has the COVID virus, that they’re going to continue to test positive for a significant period of time. It could be, I don’t know, 30 or 60 days. I’m not sure. I’m not a doctor here, but it depends on how much the body and how quickly it sheds the virus — but not at a contagious state. So that’s what it’s about. If you’re just looking at testing on somebody who has tested positive, they are going to be testing positive for a long time.
“We saw that, and many teams — I have talked to many other coaches — same thing. Guys that had it in the spring or in the summer continued to test positive into training camp, but that is based on the, whatever it is, 60 or 90 days — I forget exactly what the timetable is. But from the first positive test, there’s a certain period of time where they basically expect those tests to be positive.
“Look, this whole area is really a medical discussion. It is not a football discussion. Frankly, it’s not something that I’m qualified to talk about. It’s really more of a situation that we rely on our medical staff, our doctors, our trainers and consultation with the league medical team and that’s really what all this is about. You can’t expect a football coach to manage a hospital or make medical decisions on something like this. There’s no team in the league that’s doing it that way. This is at a different level here.”