The Kansas City Chiefs got some bad news after Tyrann Mathieu reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
It looks like Tyrann Mathieu might be spending some time on the reserve/COVID-19 list. According to a tweet from NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, Mathieu has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
It’s not currently clear what the timetable looks like for Mathieu’s possible return to the Kansas City Chiefs.
This isn’t exactly an ideal situation for Mathieu or the Chiefs. He’s by far one of the best players on Kansas City’s roster and this is happening with less than two weeks before the start of the regular season.
That said, according to FanSided’s Matt Verderame, Mathieu has been vaccinated for COVID-19 and could possibly play as soon as week one for the Chiefs.
Kansas City Chiefs: Star defensive back Tyrann Mathieu reportedly tests positive for COVID-19
And that season opener does make matters a bit more interesting from a football perspective. The Cleveland Browns have a ton of talent spread out all over their offense and the Chiefs will likely need to be at full strength on defense to be able to slow them down.
That said, more important than anything else is Mathieu’s health and well-being.
For his sake above any football rationale, hopefully he is able to recover quickly and hopefully any symptoms that may develop are only mild. His recovery is important in and of itself. His well-being matters more than whether or not he’s able to be on the field for that season opener. Mathieu is a person before he’s a football player and it sucks to see that he’s sick.
For information on where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has resources here. For information on where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri, click here for resources from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.