NFL Superstar, Ezekiel Elliott, Concerned With NFL Plans to Open Up After Testing Positive for the Coronavirus
Wednesday, Ezekiel Elliott announced that he felt “normal” on a twitch stream.
10 days earlier, Elliott had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Elliott said that he experienced “shortness of breath” and a “cough,” while he dealt with the virus.
Elliott could have been tested this week which, assuming his results came back negative, would have cleared him to work out. However, he decided to wait an additional week to be tested, saying, “It won’t hurt … to give myself more time.”
Ezekiel Elliott was selected with the 4th pick in the 2016 draft by the Dallas Cowboys. In his first 4 years in the NFL, Elliott has made the Pro Bowl 3 times and has signed a 6-year extension with the Cowboys worth $90 million, establishing himself as one of the top running backs in the league.
Elliott is skeptical of the safety measures the NFL plans to integrate saying, “I just feel like there’s a lot of moving parts that have to be figured out. I just don’t know how they can keep the players [healthy]. You gotta put the health of the players first.”
Ezekiel Elliott added that after getting the virus, he’s less concerned with players’ health and more concerned with their kids and grandparents: “We have to find ways to make sure that players and their families and the coaches also and their families aren’t put at risk.”
Despite his weariness of the season starting up amid the Coronavirus, Ezekiel Elliott wants to play: “I hope we play, I wanna let you guys know: I do hope that we have a season. But it has to be right. It has to — we gotta put the health of the players and the coaches and the support staff first. I think that’s important.”
Nathaniel is a student at the College Preparatory School. His favorite sports to play are Baseball and Basketball. He also enjoys watching Football. He is a sports writer for At the Buzzer.