Jared Veldheer Placed on Coved-19 List

This is real - everybody cross your fingers...

This is not a joke.  Newly signed OT Jared Veldheer will not be making history by playing for the Packers this weekend. He had a positive result on a Covid Test and has been placed on the Covid-19 List.

 

Veldheer had passed a Covid test on Monday in Indy, drove to Green Bay by himself and now has failed a test in Green Bay. Luckily (for now), the Packers have passed contact tracing protocols and no high-risk close contacts have been identified, so they have not had to place anyone else on the list. The Packers will surely be on pins and needles as additional tests are administered to the team the next few days.

 

 

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mamasboy's picture

January 13, 2021 at 05:42 pm

CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NickPerry's picture

January 13, 2021 at 05:46 pm

Not good, not good, NOT GOOD!!!

Common man, we've had GREAT luck all year. DO NOT START WITH THIS NOW!!!

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Tundraboy's picture

January 14, 2021 at 12:34 am

I’m going to pretend that this didn’t happen.
Saturday here we come.!
GPG

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Packers1985's picture

January 13, 2021 at 05:50 pm

Dang!!!! God why why why.. Keeping my fingers crossed

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January 13, 2021 at 05:58 pm

Gutey gets hosed again! The first rule of avoiding a con: If it’s too good to be true, it most likely is.

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egbertsouse's picture

January 13, 2021 at 06:03 pm

Forgot the word”sounds”

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JerseyAl's picture

January 14, 2021 at 08:53 am

Pardon my honesty, but what a clueless comment

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January 13, 2021 at 05:58 pm

Hope they found it before he was in contact with other players. Sounds like they did.

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Bearmeat's picture

January 13, 2021 at 06:06 pm

Anecdotally, the AFC has had far more Covid problems than the NFC. Oof.... Dang. Was happy to see him in Green And Gold.

I wonder if he was symptomatic or asymptomatic? If the latter, he could play next week possibly, and the likelihood of transmission is far lower... crossing fingers.

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Lphill's picture

January 13, 2021 at 06:28 pm

I think he would be eligible Championship weekend if he's not sick because I think they lowered the quarantine to 10 days.

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Lphill's picture

January 13, 2021 at 06:30 pm

I'm also curious about Donald being on a plane from what I understand the pressure can make a rib injury very uncomfortable.

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PeteK's picture

January 13, 2021 at 07:08 pm

Just hope no one else tests positive.

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PeteK's picture

January 13, 2021 at 07:10 pm

I don't care because I don't want to cheapen this run. You now people will say that we got lucky, had an easy schedule on and on blabber.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

January 14, 2021 at 02:00 am

As little as five days if Veldheer has two negative tests within those five days. He's out for Saturday.

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PeteK's picture

January 13, 2021 at 06:29 pm

Supposedly, the Pack uses the large media auditorium for the O line which might have prevented a further spread. Fingers, toes, and other appendages crossed.

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GLM's picture

January 13, 2021 at 07:04 pm

R-E-L-A-X... :)

He could still be available for the Championship game.

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pacman's picture

January 13, 2021 at 07:23 pm

oops

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PeteK's picture

January 13, 2021 at 07:06 pm

The masque of the red death is unstoppable. Vaccines can't come soon enough.

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pacman's picture

January 13, 2021 at 07:23 pm

The rapid Covid tests are not very accurate. Maybe his full test will show negative.

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TXBadger's picture

January 13, 2021 at 08:35 pm

Wow, that is crazy. Hopefully this really has been contained and all it means is that the Packers have the same deck to play with as they had last week. If they stay healthy I like the Packer's chances.

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January 13, 2021 at 10:27 pm

From GBPG:
"The Packers have done extremely well with protecting their players from an outbreak despite living in what was once the county with the highest positive rate in the state. Only two players – inside linebackers Krys Barnes and AJ Dillon – have tested positive since training camp practices began.

Practicing or playing with someone who has COVID-19 doesn't necessarily mean someone else will become infected. Both Barnes and Dillon registered a positive test the day after games, which means they were positive on gameday and played that day. There were no other positives as a result of their infections."

Fingers crossed.

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January 14, 2021 at 06:54 am

States on average have done an incredibly bad job on reporting covid-19 cases. Wisconsin is one of the worst, if not the worst in the nation in dealing with accurate numbers. (Yes, NJ and NY. But those two are special in how politically screwed up they are-Sorry Al) The Evers administration has done a flat out horrible job, in dealing with covid-19 at every level. If Wisconsin and most of the other states had been more diligent in their reporting like the NFL. Then a lot of fear and anger could have avoided. (Players deserve a great deal of credit for making this work, and saving the season...)

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January 14, 2021 at 06:37 am

Odds are it's a false positive. The Rapid test used by the league routinely pops numbers far higher in their baseline tests. Packers are one of the best in the league at handling this, so Veldheer will be(if not already) tested with a more accurate version of the Covid-19 test. So unless he picked up a huge viral load on his way out the door, he will be fine. Not this Saturday, but next game if they win. All in all, the Packers as an organization has been quite discipline in how they have handled the 'rona' all season. Yes, there has been a good deal of 'luck' involved, but this team has kept to its protocols all season and avoided the worst. Packers will be fine going into Saturday.

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PatrickGB's picture

January 14, 2021 at 08:20 pm

Flak, I hope you are right

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