The Minnesota Vikings emerged from Lambeau Field with a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, but now they may have other things to worry about.
Early on Monday, it was confirmed that Packers’ running back A.J. Dillon had tested positive for COVID-19 and that he will miss Green Bay’s Thursday night game against San Francisco. Several other Green Bay players are considered close contacts and are being monitored as well.
The Vikings had two of their players go on the COVID-19 list in the week leading up to the Packers game. One of them, linebacker Todd Davis, tested positive for the virus and missed Sunday’s game. The other, cornerback Cameron Dantzler, was placed on the list but was activated for the game on Saturday after testing negative.
The “intensive protocols” for COVID-19 involve quite a bit, but the NFL PR folks were kind enough to put out a complete list. You can see the full list by clicking on the tweet below.
For those asking what it means for teams to be in Intensive Protocol pic.twitter.com/xBWIxSYLqo— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) November 2, 2020
Obviously, this is something we’re going to have to keep an eye on. With any luck, no members of the Vikings will contract the virus and it won’t throw too much of a monkey wrench into their preparations for their return to U.S. Bank Stadium for their game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon.