AJ Dillon exams optimistic for COVID-19, Packers rookie operating again to overlook Week 9 vs. 49ers


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The Inexperienced Bay Packers won’t have rookie operating again AJ Dillon once they kick off Week 9 on Thursday night time towards the San Francisco 49ers. Dillon examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Monday and because of the league protocols surrounding the virus, he’ll have to be sidelined for this Thursday’s contest, in accordance with Adam Schefter of ESPN

“The Packers had been knowledgeable immediately {that a} participant has examined optimistic for COVID-19,” the group mentioned in a press release Monday. “Our group has entered the NFL‘s intensive protocol and the participant has self-quarantined. We’ll proceed to work with the league on contact tracing as we comply with the rules of intensive protocol. All participant conferences shall be carried out nearly immediately.

“Our focus continues to be on the well being and security of our gamers, employees and neighborhood. We’ll proceed to work carefully with the NFL and medical professionals and comply with their steerage.”

In fact, Dillon’s optimistic check will put the remainder of the Packers roster underneath the microscope over the subsequent few days together with the Minnesota Vikings, who Inexperienced Bay hosted on Sunday. Dillon performed in 13% of the offensive snaps in his membership’s 28-22 loss so he wasn’t as uncovered to Vikings gamers as a starter could be, however Minnesota will fall within the NFL’s intensive protocols to try to restrict any potential unfold of the virus. 

Dillon was chosen by the Packers with the 62nd general decide within the second spherical of the 2020 draft out of Boston School. In restricted motion over seven video games, the younger again has averaged 4.2 yards per keep on 23 makes an attempt. With Dillon sidelined for this matchup and Aaron Jones nonetheless unsure because of harm, Jamaal Williams is the lone notable Packers again heading into Week 9. 


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