Hall of Famer Barry Sanders tests positive for COVID-19
Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders said Friday he is asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Despite being double vaccinated, wearing a mask, and taking all the precautions I could … I tested positive for COVID,” the Detroit Lions great posted on Twitter. “I don’t have any symptoms, but am staying in until I get the green light from the Docs.”
Sanders, 53, said he will be “ready to go” by the time the Lions kick off the regular season on Sept. 12 against the visiting San Francisco 49ers.
“Get well. We’ll see you soon!” the Lions’ official Twitter account wrote to Sanders.
A 10-time Pro Bowl selection, six-time All-Pro, two-time Offensive Player of the Year and the 1997 league MVP, Sanders was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
Sanders ranks fourth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 15,269 yards. He scored 109 touchdowns (99 rushing) in 153 games with the Lions from 1989-98.
–Field Level Media