The Nationwide Soccer League is limping towards the end line of its Covid-19 plagued common season, and the worst-case situations are beginning to emerge.
The newest will see the Denver Broncos pressured to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday with none of its three quarterbacks accessible for obligation.
The Broncos’ three eligible quarterbacks, Drew Locks, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles, had been dominated ineligible for the sport due to Covid-19 shut contacts, the staff mentioned Saturday evening.
Though the Broncos didn’t identify the Covid-19 contact the three got here into contact with, it’s doubtless that Jeff Driskel, the reserve quarterback, was the responsible get together. He was moved to the staff’s reserve/COVID-19 listing on Thursday, and all the remaining quarterbacks had shut contact.
The Broncos won’t forfeit Sunday’s sport, based on an ESPN report.
Lock, Rypien and Bortles had been taken from the apply area and ordered to isolate on Saturday. The staff issued a quick assertion saying none of them confirmed signs of the virus.
“All three have constantly examined destructive for COVID-19 by way of each every day PCR testing and extra POC testing administered as a precaution,” the Broncos mentioned.
Operating again Royce Freeman will function the emergency substitute, based on Broncos coach Vic Fangio.
Broncos coach Vic Fangio has beforehand mentioned working again Royce Freeman is the staff’s emergency quarterback. Extensive receiver Kendall Hinton, a member of the staff’s apply squad, performed quarterback at Wake Forest earlier than changing to large receiver within the professionals.
Sportsbooks have halted betting on the sport, which had the Saints as six-points favorites earlier than the coronavirus information.