4:39pm – The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have placed WR Brandon Aiyuk, WR Deebo Samuel and T Trent Williams on the Reserve/Covid-19 List. San Francisco has also downgraded the game status of Aiyuk and Williams to out against the Green Bay Packers. Samuel was previously ruled out for tomorrow’s game with a hamstring injury.
The Reserve/Covid-19 List was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. If a player falls into either of these categories, his club is required to immediately place the player on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Clubs are not permitted to comment on player’s medical status other than referring to roster status and may not disclose whether the player is in quarantine or is positive for COVID-19.
According to ESPN Adam Schefter, the 49ers have shut down their facility this morning due to a positive Covid-19 test. The player that has tested positive is WR Kendrick Bourne per source. What will this mean for Thursday Night Football?
STATEMENT FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
“The San Francisco 49ers were informed today that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 and the individual immediately went into self-quarantine. Our organization has entered the NFL’s intensive protocol and we are working with the league on contact tracing to identify high risk individuals. All team functions will be conducted virtually today.
“The health and safety of our players, staff and community are the organization’s highest priority. We will continue to work closely with the NFL and medical professionals and will follow their direction.”