In defiance of the NLFPA advising gamers to not take part in group exercises previous to the beginning of coaching camp sooner or later subsequent month, Tom Brady and a few of his new Buccaneer teammates are persevering with to work out collectively within the Tampa Bay space.
According to The Tampa Bay Times, Brady led a two-hour group exercise on Tuesday morning at an area prep college, days after two Bucs gamers and one assistant coach examined constructive for COVID-19.
And, in a sequence of images Brady posted to social media with the message “No Excuses,” the previous Patriot made it apparent social distancing strategies weren’t being adopted through the exercise.
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Florida, the place Brady, Gronkowski and different teammates together with Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller, Ryan Griffin and Blaine Gabbert are figuring out, is experiencing a drastic rise in new COVID-19 checks and might already be the brand new epicenter of the virus within the United States.
The surge in cases within the state and throughout the nation led Dr. Thom Mayer, the NFLPA medical director, to advise gamers to stop group exercises.
“Please be advised that it is our consensus medical opinion that in light of the increase in COVID-19 cases in certain states that no players should be engaged in practicing together in private workouts,” Mayer wrote in an e-mail to all gamers. “Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months.”
Brady, who will flip 43 in August, could also be smart to heed Mayer’s recommendation as gained’t have too many extra kicks on the can no matter how properly he performs in Tampa Bay and it could be an enormous blow to jeopardize his enjoying standing for the upcoming season with a case of the coronavirus.
In the occasion that Brady does get sick, Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians is already getting ready to have his alternative prepared within the type of a quarterback who’s been saved in fixed quarantine.
Arians has additionally taken half in a local campaign to curb the unfold of the virus, however apparently Brady is ignoring his new coach the identical means he isn’t listening to the NFLPA.Read the full story at ESPN
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