The Kansas City Chiefs dodged one.
The Kansas City Chiefs dodged one. They placed two players on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list this week after they reportedly got haircuts from a barber to infect with the coronavirus.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, backup center Daniel Kilgore was getting his haircut on Sunday when a rapid test taken by the barber came back positive. The Chiefs isolated the barber, who was slated to cut the hair of several more Chiefs players UFABET.
Mahomes, others scheduled to see an infected barber.
According to a Wednesday report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, quarterback Patrick Mahomes was one of those in line to get a haircut from the infected barber — along with more than 20 other Chiefs players and staffers. Kilgore was the first in line, and the Chiefs were able to isolate him before exposures. That could have led to a disastrous Super Bowl week in Kansas City.
Kilgore, Robinson forced to isolate.
Kilgore has reportedly continued to test negative since the exposure. There are no reports of wide receiver Demarcus Robinson testing positive since his exposure to the barber after receiving a haircut on Saturday. The barber and the players who receive haircuts were all wearing masks, according to the reports.
Both players placed in an NFL-mandated five-day isolation period after their exposures. Leaving them unable to practice or participate in any other in-person team activities this week as the Chiefs have prepared for the Super Bowl. Both will be eligible to travel to Tampa and play in Sunday’s Super Bowl if they continue to test negative.
The barber returned five negative COVID-19 tests leading up to the scheduled haircuts on Sunday. It was the last-minute rapid test amid Kilgore’s haircut that came back positive.
Chiefs dodged a bullet.
At best, the Chiefs would have forced to prepare this week without Mahomes. Several other players had the barber’s infection detected after the scheduled haircuts. At worst, players and staffers could have infected and suffered the health consequences of COVID-19.
But the Chiefs caught the issue before things worse. And instead of managing a crisis, they can make jokes.