49ers Shut Down Facility After WR Tests Positive for COVID


Getty Head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers.

On Wednesday, the San Fransisco 49ers were forced to shut down their facilities after wide receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for the coronavirus, per NFL insider Adam Schefter.

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The test comes one day before the 49ers are set to face the Green Bay Packers in a Thursday Night Prime Time match.

As of now, the game is still set to be played as scheduled.

Niners Will Enter NFL’s Intentive Protocol

The 49ers will now have to enter the NFL’s intensive protocol following the news of Bourne.

This means the 49ers will plan to hold all virtual meetings and further its safety measures by limiting the number of people in the weight room, increase testing + gameday testing, and the use of masks/face coverings will be enforced at all times.

Several other teams have had to do this in the past few weeks.

Thursday Night Preview in Bay Area

The Packers travel to the Bay Area after a surprising loss to the Vikings. Aaron Rodgers blamed their defeat on the team’s lack of energy. Still, Rodgers had a good game, throwing for 291 yards and three scores.

The Pack’s defense failed to stop running back Dalvin Cook who practically won the game for the Vikings. Green Bay’s offense wasn’t only lacking energy, they were down top running back Aaron Jones, who missed his second game due to a calf injury. He most likely won’t be back on Thursday either.

The 49ers didn’t play any better against the Seahawks on Sunday their 37-27 loss. Since Jimmy G. can’t play on Thursday because of his ankled, then Nick Mullens will step in. Mullens actually looked a lot better than Garoppolo. Once again, the 49ers will be without wideout Deebo Samuel and running back Raheem Mostert again this week.

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