More About Kilgore and Robinson Landing on the COVID list
We're learning more about why the Chiefs receiver Demarcus Robinson and center Daniel Kilgore had to go on the reserve / COVID-19 list. And I think there's a good chance they'll be playing on Sunday.
According to NFL.com reporter Tom Pelissero, Robinson and Kilgore were placed on the list because they got a haircut from a barber who later tested positive for COVID-19. The good news, neither player has tested positive and all parties were masked during the haircut.
Odds of the players contracting COVID-19 from the haircut is slim and there's some history behind that. Remember the stylists in Springfield who cut peoples hair while infected with the coronavirus? 139 clients were exposed and 67 of those customers were tested for COVID-19 and there were no positive tests. In other words, wearing masks worked.
And according to Pelissero, the Chiefs did everything right when it came to trying to keep their players safe. The barber was tested for COVID-19 five consecutive days before he could even enter the Chiefs facility to give the cuts. And those five tests came back negative.
He also took a Saturday PCR test that came back negative and a rapid test before entering the facility Sunday. The barber was wearing double PPE and apparently cutting Kilgore's hair when the result came back positive and he was removed from the facility. (Robinson wound up on the list because the barber cut his air way from the facility the previous day.)
The tough part of all this for Robinson, Kilgore and the Chiefs: Due to the timing of the test and the fact that that NFL has deemed them high-risk close contacts of the barber. They had no choice but to go on the list and won't be able to practice until the weekend because of the mandatory five-day isolation period.
I'm confident they won't miss a beat.