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Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach With COVID-19 Is “Doing Well”

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19, as first reported by Tim McManus Sunday evening.

The Eagles released an official statement on Pederson’s health status.

It reads, “We received confirmation this evening that Head Coach Doug Pederson tested positive for COVID-19. Pederson is asymptomatic and doing well. He is currently in self-quarantine and in communication with the team’s medical staff.”

The statement goes on to add, “The organization is following the protocols established by the NFL and the NFLPA. Any individuals in close contact with Pederson at our facility have been notified and will continue with daily testing procedures and compliance with all protocols before returning to the facility.”

Pederson also addressed the press and his fans during a live media conference on August 3, which was recorded on video and posted to Twitter.

In the video, Pederson said that he “feels great” and that his energy levels are “high.”

“Really no symptoms whatsoever. I’ve been in great communication, constant communication not only with our medical team and doctors, but also my staff and the team itself.”

Pederson added that one of the things he’s learned during the Eagles’ off-season is that he “can still run the team virtually.”

 

According to CBS Philly, assistant head coach/running backs coach Duce Staley will take over for Pederson as head coach until Pederson is completely healthy. Since Pederson is asymptomatic, he can head back to his job 10 days after receiving a positive test or five days after testing negative twice.

August 3 marks the first day of physical activity for the Philadelphia Eagles training camp. The Eagles’ first game of the season starts September 13 against the Washington Football Team (formerly known as the Washington Redskins). The NFL football season officially begins on September 10.

 

Double G Sports will continue to follow the story and provide updates on the Philadelphia Eagles’ season.

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Candace Cordelia
Candace Cordelia has been an on-camera interviewer and writer for In The Zone since the Summer of 2020. Candace's journalism experience includes writing for the New York Daily News and ABC Radio, where she also conducted celebrity interviews and audio production/editing for ABC Radio's national radio affiliates across the country. Her on-camera experience involves working as a backstage/in-ring interviewer with a number of independent wrestling promotions and as an actress. Candace is dedicated to bringing combat sports and eSports news to the In The Zone universe.
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