It Sounds Like the 49ers Need to Brace for a COVID-19 Explosion

The San Francisco 49ers offensive huddle in a 2019 game against the Baltimore Ravens
The San Francisco 49ers offensive huddle in a 2019 game against the Baltimore Ravens | Rob Carr/Getty Images

The 49ers have been in the middle of what has been a wild week for the franchise. It started out positively, with head coach Kyle Shanahan earning a new contract and a number of players getting together in Nashville for some on-field workouts. Then, receivers Deebo Samuel and Richie James Jr. went down with injuries during separate workouts.

If fans of the Bay Area’s one remaining NFL team thought things could not get any worse, the bad news just kept coming Friday. As it turns out, one of the Niners players that was working out with his teammates has tested positive for COVID-19.

These players who were in direct contact with the teammate who tested positive are left to wait this one out as they quarantine in Nashville awaiting their own test results. Being that some players are from the area, it should not be too much of a hassle -- but that doesn't eliminate the overall anxiety at play.

Hopefully, this team is spared the worst of the coronavirus and finds itself at full health in due time. With the official start of training camp still about six weeks away, there is more than enough time for Niners players to recover and get back to action at the end of the summer.