Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t play in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Rodgers’ positive test result or game status. Second-string quarterback Jordan Love is expected to start against the Chiefs.
Rodgers told reporters in August that he was “immunized,” when asked if he was vaccinated against COVID-19; however, sources told NFL Network and Sports Illustrated on Wednesday that the quarterback is not vaccinated. League and NFL Players Association COVID-19 protocol states that unvaccinated players must isolate for at least 10 days if they test positive. Vaccinated players can return to the team if they are symptom free and return two negative test results 24 hours apart. If unvaccinated, Rodgers’ earliest return date would be Nov. 13. The Packers will host the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 14 in Green Bay, Wis.
The Packers (7-1) will face the Chiefs (4-4) at 4:25 p.m. EST Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
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