NY Jets sent home after presumptive positive COVID-19 test

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The NY Jets were sent home from their facility today after a presumptive positive COVID-19 test.

The NY Jets have already had a difficult season thus far in 2020, and that season may be getting a whole lot more difficult for much more serious, off-field reasons.

The Jets players and staff showed up on Friday for practice only to be sent home shortly after arriving after a player has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

The test, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, is a presumptive positive meaning that it has not been confirmed just yet. The player will reportedly be re-tested to determine whether the positive test is legitimate or not.

According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the test results should become known sometime on Friday giving the NFL two days to figure things out if the positive is confirmed.

The Arizona Cardinals were scheduled to leave for New York on Friday, but their flight has been put on hold as a result of the presumptive positive test.

The NY Jets may see a postponement or worse if the test is confirmed positive.

If the test is confirmed, it’s hard to see the Jets and Cardinals game going on as planned with just 48 hours until kickoff on Sunday. If that’s the case, this poses a major problem when it comes to scheduling.

The NFL has already pushed the New England Patriots/Denver Broncos game back to Monday after multiple Patriots players tested positive for COVID-19. That means that there are already two games scheduled for Monday.

Meanwhile, even shooting for a Monday game would be wishful thinking after a positive test on Friday. Plus, the two teams do not have the same bye week so pushing it back to then isn’t a possibility either.

Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News is also reporting that the Jets are having their offensive players tested again this morning because the team believes that they were in close contact with the player who tested positive.

As we’ve seen with most other teams who have had a COVID-19 scare in recent days/weeks, when there’s one positive test, there tends to be more that follow.

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This is a developing situation and we will do our best to keep you up to date with the latest surrounding the test results and the Jets’ schedule.

For now, let’s just hope for the best for the Jets and the members of their organization.