It was reported that a member of the Los Angeles Chargers football team had tested postive for the COVID-19 virus. Two more members of the team had shown symptoms.
According to ESPN’s Adam Shefter, Chargers owner Dean Spanos, general manager Tom Telesco, and head coach Anthony Lynn were those who did not test positive nor showed any symptoms from the virus. Schefter’s report did not include anyone specific, nor mentioned if they were players or staff members.
L.A. Chargers team spokesperson commented on the issue stating:
“Everyone is doing well and is on the road to recovery”
According to the report, one member of the Chargers organization was diagnosed about 2 weeks after the team had shut down its operations on March 12 due to the pandemic. A few employees were still allowed to work in it’s offices during this time until around March 17th. It was noted that all exposed employees were self-quarantined.
The Chargers organization are now added to a list of sports teams being exposed to the coronavirus. Yesterday, we reported on Los Angeles Rams Center Brian Allen who was the first NFL player to be diagnosed. Sean Payton, the head coach for the New Orleans Saints had been diagnosed as well.
As of now, no details on who the indviduals are on the Chargers staff that have been exposed. We will report when more information is available.