Two Steelers players have tested positive for COVID-19, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday, but the players have already recovered and did not enter the team’s facility while infected.
Tomlin said during a conference call with local media on Tuesday that the team had two players test positive earlier in the spring and that both players had recovered and return to the work of preparing for the 2020 season.
“We have had two positive tests,” said Tomlin. “It’s guys that are not in our facility. They have gone through the appropriate protocol and are back to work. I’m talking about dating all the way back to the spring of this thing there have been two incidents on our football team.”
All 32 NFL team facilities were shut down during at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilities have since re-opened to players rehabbing injuries, team staff and coaches.
The team has not announced which players tested positive.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have also announced that one of their players has tested positive and recovered. West Virginia football has had two players test positive since they returned to campus.