Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is ready to get back on the practice field after a false-positive COVID-19 test landed him on the team’s reserve list.
After receiving a positive test on Saturday, Stafford was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but only three days later, the team’s offensive leader is back.
In a team statement, the Lions announced, “We have removed Matthew Stafford from the COVID-IR list and onto the Active Roster. As a result of a False-Positive test result, he was forced due to NFL/NFLPA protocols to sit out until he received two negative tests. His testing sequence for the Pre-Entry period was: negative, negative, False-Positive. The next three tests were all negative.”