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According to several media reports, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers, the ruling NFL MVP, has tested positive for COVID-19.
A different quarterback, Jordan Leo, will start against the Kansas City Chiefs next weekend, and Packers head coach Matt Laflour told reporters Wednesday that Rogers was “in COVID-19 protocol.” LaFloor will not explicitly confirm whether Rogers has tested positive, nor will it comment on whether Rogers has been vaccinated.
NPR reached out to the team for comment, and was instructed to appear in LaFleur’s media earlier in the day.
Rogers came under scrutiny earlier this year after telling reporters he had been “vaccinated.”
“There are people in the team who have not been vaccinated,” he said in August, as reported by ESPN. “I think it’s a personal decision. I’m not going to make a decision about these guys. There are people who have been vaccinated who have contracted covid. It’s an interesting issue that I’m talking about.” Looks like we’ll see him play throughout the season. “
When LaFleur Asked Asked if Rogers’ comments about his vaccination status were misleading, he said: “That’s a good question for Aaron. I won’t comment on that.”
The coach also declined to comment on whether Rogers had removed any rules that would apply to non-vaccinated players. “I’m not going there,” he said.
The team’s practice squad quarterback Kurt Bancroft has also been ruled out later this week. Positive test For COVID-19.