The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country almost unabated and has now affected a former HBCU football star.
Terron Armstead, the former Arkansas-Pine Bluff standout offensive lineman and current New Orleans Saints starter, reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Found out this morning that I tested positive for Covid! I feel completely normal and ready to go play with my guys tomorrow. Unfortunately that can’t happen and while that shit sucks, I can’t downplay the impact covid has had on so many lives. Everyone stay safe 🙌🏾 #WhoDat ⚜️
— T. Stead 🎤🎧 (@T_Armstead72) November 28, 2020
“Found out this morning that I tested positive for Covid! I feel completely normal and ready to go play with my guys tomorrow,” Armstead wrote on Twitter Saturday. “Unfortunately, that can’t happen and while that s— sucks, I can’t downplay the impact covid has had on so many lives. Everyone stay safe.”
The positive test means the Pro Bowler will miss Sunday’s game versus the Denver Broncos.
A significant loss for New Orleans’ offensive line: Saints’ Pro-Bowl LT Terron Armstead tested positive for COVID and is out for Sunday‘ a game vs. the Broncos, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 28, 2020
The result comes days after widespread positive cases across the NFL, including several that led to the postponement of a scheduled game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
In response to the surge in infections, the league will halt all in-person activities for Monday, Nov. 30, and Tuesday, Dec. 1.