clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Raiders linebacker Quentin Poling believes he and his family have coronavirus

New, comments

Poling was on the practice squad last season and is signed to go training camp this season

NFL: MAY 10 Dolphins Rookie Mini-Camp Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Raiders’ linebacker Quentin Poling tweeted Tuesday that he believes he, his wife and young child have the coronavirus, and has expressed his frustration with the way testing is being handled.

Poling is thought to be the first NFL player to indicate he may have contracted the virus.

A good update:

Poling, 25, spent time on the Raiders’ practice squad last year and he has signed with the team to go to training camp this year. However, Poling will need a strong camp and preseason to make the roster. Picked in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft out of Ohio University by the Miami Dolphins, he also spent time with Atlanta.

Here’s to a speedy recovery to Poling and his family.

As a reminder, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking people to:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe