The Los Angeles Rams confirm center Brian Allen tested positive for coronavirus, but is feeling better.
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported on FOX Football Now Wednesday night that Allen first experienced slight symptoms of COVID-19 about three weeks ago, initially losing his sense of smell, then his sense of taste.
"I couldn't smell anything,'" Allen told Glazer Wednesday morning. "'I lost all sense of smell to the point where I had smelling salts here, I cracked them open, put them to my nose and nothing happened. All I could feel was texture in my mouth – literally, it was the only sense I had. Then I got periodic sore throats. I got really fatigued, my throat would start burning, everything felt different than every other flu I've had."
Glazer reported Allen then "got headaches and was stiff, he got tired, he had to sit down."
Rams head coach Sean McVay told Glazer he talked to Allen yesterday and that Allen is "feeling good, he's healthy and he's on the road to recovery." Once Allen tested positive, McVay said the team shut down its facility immediately.
"He (Allen) did a great job of letting us know right away so we could be timely in our response in making sure we didn't expose anybody else to that," McVay said.