Rams lineman Brian Allen has coronavirus

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The NFL had its first known known positive coronavirus player test.

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Los Angeles Rams starting center Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago and at the beginning of last week, the player told Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. “Data-reactid =” 18 “> Los Angeles Rams start center Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago and early last week, player said to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

First known NFL player to test positive for coronavirus

Although Allen is now apparently symptomless for the most part, he has experienced significant symptoms in the fight against the virus.

“I woke up three weeks ago, I couldn’t feel anything,” said Allen, according to Glazer. “I lost all my sense of smell, to the point where I smelled of salt here. I opened them, put them in my nose and nothing happened. “

Allen allegedly added that he later lost his sense of taste and experienced periodic sore throat, fatigue, stiffness and headaches over the course of three or four days. He is now expected to be whitewashed on Thursday, though doctors say it could take up to eight months to fully regain his sense of smell.

A fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Allen became the starting center for the Rams last season.

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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton remains the most notable figure in the league to be tested positive, and other employees have tested positive or experienced symptoms. “Data-reactid =” 27 “> Allen is the first NFL player to be reported to have coronavirus. New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton remains the most notable figure in the league to be tested positive, and other staff have tested positive or experienced symptoms.

Brian Allen is said to have lost his sense of smell to the point that the smell of the salts had no effect on him. (Photo by Jordon Kelly / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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