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Any player that tests positive for COVID-19 starting Friday will be ineligible for Super Bowl

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 09:45:16-05

Friday marks a pivotal point in the leadup to Super Bowl LV in Tampa. Any player who tests positive for COVID-19 from this point on will be ineligible for the big game.

Both teams will surely be taking every precaution necessary to avoid that. Tampa Bay was already forced to play the first round of the playoffs without standout linebacker Devin White and the team definitely doesn't want to be without another difference-maker against the reigning Super Bowl champions.


Earlier this season the Bucs faced the Lions, who granted weren't very good this season, but Detroit was missing most of its coaching staff due to COVID-19 protocol breach, which may have contributed to the 47-7 blowout we saw.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Super Bowl rules will be the same as those of the regular season, so even if a key player tests positive and is ineligible, the game will continue.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off from Raymond James Stadium on Feb. 7 for Super Bowl LV.