Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19

Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tests positive for COVID-19”

Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores expressed optimismy about the likelihood quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's coronavirus infection is an isolated case within the team. "Just praying he doesn't have symptoms or he didn't pass it to his kids". Every player on the active roster practiced Thursday and Friday, an indication none was identified as a high-risk close contact with Fitzpatrick.

Despite benching Tua twice this year, Flores kept the rookie as the starter entering this week.

The Dolphins have signed Jake Rudock to serve as backup quarterback in Week 17.

Miami's game against the Bills carries heavy playoff implications: The Dolphins face a win-and-in scenario in their contest against the newly crowned AFC East champions.

Fitzpatrick's availability for a wild-card playoff game next week is in question.

More news: Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 3394 new cases in Ireland

Fitzpatrick, 38, is 4-3 as a starter this season, throwing for 2,091 yards with 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The 16-year veteran has never made the postseason, and the Dolphins will clinch a postseason berth if they beat Buffalo.

The Dolphins' lineup has endured only modest disruptions because of the pandemic.

Kamu Grugier-Hill, left home Saturday with a last-minute, non-COVID-19 illness, was not.

"Everyone has had to make some sacrifices", Flores said last week. We're still in it, though.

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