Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Sunday night. Pederson convened an unscheduled team meeting Sunday to share the news with his players, sources said, before the team made the announcement.
He told the team after receiving a second positive test result, confirming the diagnosis. The 52-year-old Pederson is asymptomatic and doing well, according to the team, which added that he is in self-quarantine and communicating with the team’s medical staff.
Pederson, who is believed to have contracted COVID-19 outside of the team’s training facility, needs to have multiple negative tests before he can return to work.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 3, 2020
Doug Pederson will continue to lead the #Eagles virtually, as much as he can, source said. Duce Staley will assume head coaching responsibilities at the NovaCare Complex in Pederson’s absence. https://t.co/98pAIkOTmY
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