Sources: Steelers’ Tomlin optimistic for COVID-19
PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was not too long ago identified with COVID-19, sources instructed ESPN.
Tomlin, 48, was identified final week. The Steelers couldn’t affirm the top coach’s prognosis however stated members of the teaching workers and personnel had been despatched dwelling from the power final week after a few positives got here up in routine testing.
Tomlin, who is ready to enter his fifteenth season on the helm of the group, is in good well being, a supply stated.
The virus additionally affected the Steelers’ teaching workers in the course of the season with then-quarterbacks coach Matt Canada and special-teams coordinator Danny Smith lacking time because of COVID-19 protocols.
On Monday afternoon, Tomlin posted a press release on social media, thanking well-wishers. He didn’t affirm any prognosis, nonetheless.
“I want to thank everyone who reached out to express their concern for my health. Luckily I have had minimal symptoms and I’m thankful to be in good health,” he wrote. “I want to thank those media professionals who knew about my situation and respected my privacy. It is very much appreciated. I’ll be back in the office soon while I continue to work virtually from home. Thanks for your support and well wishes!”
NFL Community first reported information of Tomlin’s prognosis.