Detroit Lions Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders announced on Twitter Friday morning that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, he said he is currently not experiencing any symptoms and that he expects to be ready to go by the Lions’ season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. Still, he is taking the proper precautions to prevent any spread of the virus.
“Despite being double vaccinated, wearing a mask, and taking all the precautions I could... I tested positive for COVID,” Sanders tweeted. “I don’t have any symptoms, but am staying in until I get the green light from the Docs. I will be ready to go for @49ers on 9/12 @Lions.”
Sanders has been an ambassador for the team since 2017, participating in alumni days, season-ticket holder events, and other team-branded appearances.
We wish Sanders a healthy and speedy recovery and hope he continues to be symptom-free.