Dr. Anthony Fauci is notconvinced there will be a 2020 NFL seasonthe way it is currently scheduledwith the coronavirus pandemic still prevalent.
The NFL's chief medical officer, however,says the league couldalterthe way it isplanned.
Players Rashaan Evans Jersey are scheduled to arrive in training camps in another Curley Culp Jersey month, and the season is set to kick off on September10, with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefshosting the Houston Texans.
The seasonis then set to proceed with the normal travel schedule as all games are slated totakeplace in each teams own stadiums without fans.
Fauci, thedirector of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is not sold on that plan.
"Unle s players are e sentially in a bubble Tennessee Titans Jersey -insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day- it would be very hard to see how footballis able to be played this fall, Adam Humphries Jersey "Fauci said Thursday on CNN."If there is a second wave, which is certainly a po sibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year."
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The NBA is resuming with a bubble of22 teamsconverging onthe Walt Disney Resort nearOrlandonext month. All games will be played there, and the players will be tested regularly and must adhere to strict physical distancing and mask-wearing policies.
Ryan Tannehill Jersey NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Sills responded to Faucis comments later on Thursday, sayingthe league is addre sing safety concerns and is open to changes.
"Dr. Fauci has identified theimportant health and safety i sueswe and the NFL Players A sociation, together with our joint medical advisors, are addre Dennis Kelly Jersey sing to mitigate the health risk to players, coaches, and other e sential personnel,"Sills saidin a statement.
"Make no mistake, this is no easy task.We will make adjustments as nece sary to meet the public health environment as we prepare to play the 2020 season as Ryan Succop Jersey scheduled with increased protocols and safety measures for all players, personnel, and attendees. We will be flexible and adaptable in this environment to adjust to the virus Rodger Saffold Jersey as needed."
One major obstacle for the NFL is dealing with the spread of the coronavirus within a sport that involves constant contact among humans. Sills acknowledged last month that with all the physical contact, there will be positive tests of COVID-19 among players.
A.J. Brown Jersey BothFauciand Sills'remarks came one day after Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson became the latest NFL player to test positive for the coronavirus.