NFLPA Medical Director: “Private Group Workouts Not Recommended”
New Buccaneers QB Tom Brady’s private workout with his new teammates may be a thing of the past until players report to team facilities. NFLPA Medical Director, Dr. Thom Mayer released the following statement:
“To all players:
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. Our goal is to have all players and your families as healthy as possible in the coming months.
We are working on the best mitigation procedures at team facilities for both training camps and the upcoming season, and believe that it is in the best interest of all players that we advise against any voluntary joint practices before training camp commences. Stay safe.”
Tom Brady has held different private workouts at Berkeley Prep in Tampa with several teammates. This will more than likely not occur any longer until next month when training camp begins. The NFL and players and the fans want a 2020 season and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Expect players to tone down getting together until official activities begin.
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